verb (used with object), en·dued, en·du·ing.
- to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty.
- to put on; assume: Hamlet endued the character of a madman.
- to clothe.
verb -dues, -duing or -dued (tr)
- (usually foll by with) to invest or provide, as with some quality or trait
- rare (foll by with) to clothe or dress (in)
also indue, c.1400, from Old French enduire “lead, drive, initiate, indoctrinate” (12c.), from Latin inducere “to lead” (see induce). Related: Endued.