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Meaning of INDITE

Pronunciation:  in'dIt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

INDITE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: compose, pen, write
 See Also: adopt, annotate, author, cite, create verbally, dash off, draft, dramatise, dramatize, draw, fling off, footnote, knock off, lyric, outline, paragraph, poetise, poetize, profile, reference, rewrite, rough, script, spell, toss off, versify, write about, write copy, write of, write off, write on, write out, write up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*dite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indited}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Inditing}.] [OE. enditen to indite, indict, OF. enditer
    to indicate, show, dictate, write, inform, and endicter to
    accuse; both fr. LL. indictare to show, to accuse, fr. L.
    indicere to proclaim, announce; pref. in- in + dicere to say.
    The word was influenced also by L. indicare to indicate, and
    by dictare to dictate. See {Diction}, and cf. {Indict},
    {Indicate}, {Dictate}.]
    1. To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to
             My heart is inditing a good matter.   --Ps. xlv. 1.
             Could a common grief have indited such expressions?
             Hear how learned Greece her useful rules indites.
    2. To invite or ask. [Obs.]
             She will indite him so supper.        --Shak.
    3. To indict; to accuse; to censure. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  2. \In*dite"\, v. i.
    To compose; to write, as a poem.
          Wounded I sing, tormented I indite.      --Herbert.
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