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Meaning of INDUE

Pronunciation:  in'doo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  give qualities or abilities to
 

INDUE is a 5 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: empower, endow, endue, gift, invest
 
 See Also: cover, enable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*due"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indued}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Induing}.] [Written also {endue}.] [L. induere to put on,
clothe, fr. OL. indu (fr. in- in) + a root seen also in L.
exuere to put off, divest, exuviae the skin of an animal,
slough, induviae clothes. Cf. {Endue} to invest.]
1. To put on, as clothes; to draw on.

         The baron had indued a pair of jack boots. --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

2. To clothe; to invest; hence, to endow; to furnish; to
   supply with moral or mental qualities.

         Indu'd with robes of various hue she flies.
                                               --Dryden.

         Indued with intellectual sense and souls. --Shak.

 

 

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