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Endow or provide with a quality or ability:‘our sight would be endued with a far greater sharpness’
provide, supply, furnish, equip, invest, give, present, favour, bless, grace, award, gift, confer, bestow, enrich, armView synonyms
- ‘And he [Solomon, using the royal ‘we’] said: ‘O men, we have been taught the speech of birds, and we are endued with everything.’’
- ‘Martin Luther once wrote, ‘The defects in a preacher are soon spied; let a preacher be endued with ten virtues, and but one fault, yet this one fault will eclipse and darken all his virtues and gifts.’’
- ‘‘It is most evident that some men are endued with such a happiness of wit and parts, as enables them not only to provide for themselves and their own affairs, but to direct and govern others.’
- ‘His sons also were endued with the same spirit, and in some convenient place no doubt they met and communed with each other for instruction.’
- ‘At the time of Jesus' ascension, He said to His disciples, ‘Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high ‘.’
Late Middle English (also in the sense ‘induct into an ecclesiastical living’): from Old French enduire, partly from Latin inducere lead in (see induce), reinforced by the sense of Latin induere put on clothes.
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