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(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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(ɪnˈdjuː) or


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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(ɛnˈdu, -ˈdyu)

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
Gerund: enduing

I endue
you endue
he/she/it endues
we endue
you endue
they endue
I endued
you endued
he/she/it endued
we endued
you endued
they endued
Present Continuous
I am enduing
you are enduing
he/she/it is enduing
we are enduing
you are enduing
they are enduing
Present Perfect
I have endued
you have endued
he/she/it has endued
we have endued
you have endued
they have endued
Past Continuous
I was enduing
you were enduing
he/she/it was enduing
we were enduing
you were enduing
they were enduing
Past Perfect
I had endued
you had endued
he/she/it had endued
we had endued
you had endued
they had endued
I will endue
you will endue
he/she/it will endue
we will endue
you will endue
they will endue
Future Perfect
I will have endued
you will have endued
he/she/it will have endued
we will have endued
you will have endued
they will have endued
Future Continuous
I will be enduing
you will be enduing
he/she/it will be enduing
we will be enduing
you will be enduing
they will be enduing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enduing
you have been enduing
he/she/it has been enduing
we have been enduing
you have been enduing
they have been enduing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enduing
you will have been enduing
he/she/it will have been enduing
we will have been enduing
you will have been enduing
they will have been enduing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enduing
you had been enduing
he/she/it had been enduing
we had been enduing
you had been enduing
they had been enduing
I would endue
you would endue
he/she/it would endue
we would endue
you would endue
they would endue
Past Conditional
I would have endued
you would have endued
he/she/it would have endued
we would have endued
you would have endued
they would have endued
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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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To present with a quality, trait, or power:
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[ɪnˈdjuː] VTdotar (with de)
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vtversehen, begaben (liter); to be endued with somethingüber etw (acc)verfügen, mit etw begabt sein
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References in classic literature ?
An observer endued with an infinite range of vision, and placed in that unknown center around which the entire world revolves, might have beheld myriads of atoms filling all space during the chaotic epoch of the universe.
Uncommonly conscientious for a seaman, and endued with a deep natural reverence, the wild watery loneliness of his life did therefore strongly incline him to superstition; but to that sort of superstition, which in some organizations seems rather to spring, somehow, from intelligence than from ignorance.
For, with respect to that part of the earth over which the monarch presides, the stone is endued at one of its sides with an attractive power, and at the other with a repulsive.
In other matters they are yet more ignorant, and have some customs so contrary even to the laws of nature, as might almost afford reason to doubt whether they are endued with reason.
Reins and whip and coachman and guard, however, in combination, had read that article of war which forbade a purpose otherwise strongly in favour of the argument, that some brute animals are endued with Reason; and the team had capitulated and returned to their duty.
One of the phenomena which had peculiarly attracted my attention was the structure of the human frame, and, indeed, any animal endued with life.
But its wide front, with a stone balcony from end to end of the piano nobile or most important floor, was architectural enough, with the aid of various pilasters and arches; and the stucco with which in the intervals it had long ago been endued was rosy in the April afternoon.
Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand; They whom I favour thrive in wealth amain, While virtue, valour, wisdom, sit in want." To whom thus Jesus patiently replied:-- "Yet wealth without these three is impotent To gain dominion, or to keep it gained-- Witness those ancient empires of the earth, In highth of all their flowing wealth dissolved; But men endued with these have oft attained, In lowest poverty, to highest deeds-- Gideon, and Jephtha, and the shepherd lad Whose offspring on the throne of Juda sate So many ages, and shall yet regain That seat, and reign in Israel without end.
Then it seemed to him that the church also was shaking, moving, becoming endued with animation, that it was alive; that each of the great columns was turning into an enormous paw, which was beating the earth with its big stone spatula, and that the gigantic cathedral was no longer anything but a sort of prodigious elephant, which was breathing and marching with its pillars for feet, its two towers for trunks and the immense black cloth for its housings.
It had been endued with a layer of varnish an inch thick and its frame, of an elaborate pattern, was at least a foot wide.
As per the Quran, "Appoint two arbiters, one from his family and the other from hers, if they wish peace then God will cause their reconciliation (4.35)....Thus when they fulfil their term appointed, either take them back on equitable terms or part with them on equitable terms and take for witness two persons among you endued with justice and establish the evidence before God.
They endued three and a half years at the mercy of a brutal enemy who did not recognise the rules of the Geneva convention and inflicted unimaginable suffering, (my father was one of these brave men).