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endue

Definition:

to give qualities or abilities to

Class:

social verb (politics, social activities, events, etc.)

Past tense:

endued

Present participle:

enduing

3rd-person singular present:

endues

Type of:

enable » change

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

cover

Synonyms:

empower | endow | gift | indue | invest

Etymology:

Middle English enduen, from Old French enduire, to lead in, induct (influenced...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

endue | indue

[usually followed by "with"] to invest or provide, as with some quality or trait | [rare, followed by "with"] to clothe or dress (in) (23 of 281 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/endue

Merriam-Webster:

endue | endued [past tense] | indued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | induing [present participle] | indue | imbue [synonym, sense-specific] | put on [synonym, sense-specific] | provide [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"provide", "endow" | "imbue", "transfuse" | "put on", "don" (7 of 150 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/endue

American Heritage Dictionary:

endue | endued [past tense] | indued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | induing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present] | indues [3rd-person singular present] | indue [sense-specific]

To provide with a quality or trait; endow | To put on (a piece of clothing). (15 of 100 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/endue

Wiktionary:

endue | endued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present] | indued [past tense] | induing [present participle] | indues [3rd-person singular present] | indue [sense-specific] | indew [sense-specific]

[obsolete] To pass food into the stomach; to digest; also figuratively, to take on, absorb. | To take on, to take the form of. | To clothe (someone with something). | To invest (someone) with a given quality, property etc.; to endow. (39 of 80 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/endue

Oxford Dictionary:

endue [transitive, literary] | endued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present] | indue

endow or provide with a quality or ability (8 of 77 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/endue

endue | endued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present]

Syllabification: (en·due) | [transitive, literary] | endow or provide with a quality or ability (12 of 77 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/endue

New World Dictionary:

endue | endued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | indued [past tense] | induing [present participle]

[rare] to put on (a garment) | to provide (with something); specifically, to endow (with qualities, talents, etc.) (17 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/endue

Random House Dictionary:

endue | endued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | indued [past tense] | induing [present participle] | indue [sense-specific]

to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty. | to put on; assume. | to clothe. (16 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/endue

Cambridge Dictionary:

endow

to give a large amount of money to pay for creating a college or hospital, etc. or to provide an income for it (23 of 52 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/endow

Macmillan British Dictionary:

endow [transitive] | endowed [past tense] | endowing [present participle] | endows [3rd-person singular present]

to give money to a school, hospital, or other institution (10 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/endow

Wikipedia:

Empower [disambiguation]

occur in: Empower America, a conservative think tank in the United States | EMPOWER, a Thai organization supporting sex workers | EmPower (aircraft power adapter), a standard for 15 Volt direct current power outlets in passenger airplanes | Empower ... (36 of 155 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Empower

Columbia Encyclopedia:

gift

in law, voluntary transfer of property from one person to another without any compensation for it and without any obligation of an agreement or ... (24 of 361 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0820794​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

gift [law]

in law, a present or thing bestowed gratuitously. The term is generally restricted to mean gratuitous transfers inter vivos of real or personal ... (23 of 123 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/233385​/gift

Encarta Dictionary:

endue [literary] | endued [past tense] | indue: indued [past tense] | indued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | indue: induing [present participle] | induing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present] | indue: indues [3rd-person singular present] | ...

to endow somebody or something with an ability or quality (10 of 77 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608426​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

endue | endued [past tense] | indued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | induing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present] | indues [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English enduen, from Old French enduire, to lead in, induct (influenced by Middle English endowen, to ... (17 of 40 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/endue

endow | endowed [past tense] | endowing [present participle] | endows [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English endowen, from Anglo-Norman endouer: Old French en-, intensive prefix; see "en-" [entry 1] + Old French ... (18 of 35 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/endow

Oxford Dictionary:

endue [transitive, literary] | endued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present] | indue

Origin: late Middle English (also in the sense "induct into an ecclesiastical living"): from Old French enduire, partly from Latin inducere ... (20 of 34 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/endue

endow | be endowed

Origin: late Middle English (also in the sense "provide a dower or dowry"; formerly also as indow): from legal Anglo-Norman French endouer, from ... (22 of 37 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/endow

New World Dictionary:

endue | endued [past tense] | enduing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English endeuen from Old French enduire from Latin inducere, to lead in (see "induce"): form and sense influenced by Latin ... (21 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/endue

endow

Origin: Middle English endouen from Anglo-French endouer from Old French en-, in + dotare, to endow from dos: see "dot"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/endow

indue | indued [past tense] | induing [present participle]

Origin: Latin induere, to put on, dress oneself from Old Latin indu (Latin in), in, on + base from Indo-European *eu-, to put on derives "exuviae"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/indue

Merriam-Webster:

endue | endued [past tense] | indued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | induing [present participle] | indue

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French enduire to introduce, imbue, from Latin inducere | Middle English induen; influenced by Latin induere to put on

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/endue

endow

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French endower, from en- + dower, douer to endow, from Latin dotare, from dot-, dos gift, dowry

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/endow

Online Etymology:

endue

First use: about 1400

Origin: also indue, from Old French enduire "lead, drive, initiate, indoctrinate" (12th century), from Latin inducere "to lead".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=endue

endow

First use: late 14th century

Origin: indowen "provide an income for", from Anglo-French endover, from en- "in" + Old French douer "endow", from Latin dotare "bestow".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=endow

Collins Dictionary:

endue | indue

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French enduire, from Latin indūcere, from dūcere to lead

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/endue

endow

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French endouer, from en-1 + douer, from Latin dōtāre, from dōs dowry

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/endow

Wiktionary:

endue | endued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old French enduire, partly from Latin indūcere ("lead in"), partly from en- + duire.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/endue

endow | endowed [past tense] | endowing [present participle] | endows [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English endowen, from Anglo-Norman endover, en- + Old French douer (from Latin dōtāre ("to endow"), from dōs, dōtis ("dowry")).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/endow

Encarta Dictionary:

endue [literary] | endued [past tense] | indue: indued [past tense] | indued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | indue: induing [present participle] | induing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present] | indue: indues [3rd-person singular present] | ...

First use: 14th century

Origin: French enduire from Latin ducere "to lead"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608426​/definition​.html  [offline]

endow | endowed [past tense] | endowing [present participle] | endows [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Anglo-Norman endouer from Latin dotare "provide with a dowry" from dot- "dowry"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

endue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "endue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "endue"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "endue" by speech synthesizer

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endow

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "endow"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "endow"

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indue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "indue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "indue"

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Google Dictionary:

endue | endued [past tense] | indued [past tense] | enduing [present participle] | induing [present participle] | endues [3rd-person singular present] | indues [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "endue"

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endow | endowed [past tense] | endowing [present participle] | endows [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "endow"

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YourDictionary Audio:

endue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "endue" by speech synthesizer

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endow

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "endow" by speech synthesizer

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indue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "indue" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

endow

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "endow"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/endow

indue | endue

Audio: British English pronunciation of "indue"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/indue

Cambridge Dictionary:

endow

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "endow"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "endow"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/endow

Macmillan British Dictionary:

endow [transitive] | endowed [past tense] | endowing [present participle] | endows [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "endow"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/endow

Macmillan American Dictionary:

endow [transitive, verb] | endowed [past tense] | endowing [present participle] | endows [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "endow"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/endow

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

endow

Audio: North American pronunciation of "endow"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=endow​001 word=endow

indue

Audio: North American pronunciation of "indue"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=endue​001 word=indue

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