verb (used with object), en·dued, en·du·ing.

  1. to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty.
  2. to put on; assume: Hamlet endued the character of a madman.
  3. to clothe.

verb -dues, -duing or -dued (tr)

  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)

also indue, c.1400, from Old French enduire “lead, drive, initiate, indoctrinate” (12c.), from Latin inducere “to lead” (see induce). Related: Endued.

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