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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Indite \In*dite"\ ([i^]n*d[imac]t"), 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt. [1913 Webster] My heart is inditing a good matter. --Ps. xlv. 1. [1913 Webster] Could a common grief have indited such expressions? --South. [1913 Webster] Hear how learned Greece her useful rules indites. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To invite or ask. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She will indite him to some supper. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To indict; to accuse; to censure. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]




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