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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).
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]
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]
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"