transitive verb-·dit′ed, -·dit′ing
- to express or describe in prose or verse
- to put in writing; compose and write
Origin of inditeMiddle English enditen from Old French enditer from Late Latin an unverified form indictare: see indict
transitive verbin·dit·ed, in·dit·ing, in·dites
- To write; compose.
- To set down in writing.
- Obsolete To dictate.
Origin of inditeMiddle English enditen from Old French enditer from Vulgar Latin indictāre Latin in- toward ; see in- 2. Latin dictāre to compose, to say habitually frequentative of dīcere to say ; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present indites, present participle inditing, simple past and past participle indited)