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en·due(ĕn-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′) also in·due (ĭn-)
tr.v. en·dued, en·du·ing, en·dues also in·dued or in·du·ing or in·dues
1. To provide with a quality or trait; endow: "A being whom I myself had formed, and endued with life, had met me at midnight among the precipices of an inaccesible mountain" (Mary Shelley).
2. To put on (a piece of clothing).
[Middle English enduen, from Old French enduire, to lead in, induct (influenced by Middle English endowen, to endow), from Latin indūcere; see induce. Sense 2, Middle English induen, to clothe, from Latin induere, to put on; see eu- in Indo-European roots.]
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vb (tr) , -dues, -duing or -dued
1. (usually foll by with) to invest or provide, as with some quality or trait
2. rare (foll by with) to clothe or dress (in)
[C15: from Old French enduire, from Latin indūcere, from dūcere to lead]
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v.t. -dued, -du•ing.
1. to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty.
2. to put on; assume.
3. to clothe.
[1350–1400; Middle English endewen to induct, initiate < Anglo-French, Old French enduire < Latin indūcere to lead in, cover, induce]
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Past participle: endued
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|Verb||1.||endue - give qualities or abilities to|
enable - render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
cover - invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
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endue[ɪnˈdjuː] VT → dotar (with de)
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