• To pass food into the stomach; to digest; also figuratively, to take on, absorb.
  • To take on, to take the form of.
  • To put on (a piece of clothing); to clothe (someone with something).
  • To invest (someone) with a given quality, property etc.; to endow.


  • From Old French enduire, partly from Latin indÅ«cere ("lead in"), partly from en- + duire (from the same Latin root). Doublet of induce.

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