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Variant of endue.
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vb, -dues, -duing or -dued
a variant spelling of endue
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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: indued
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|Verb||1.||indue - 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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