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 prompt.

My heart is inditing a good matter. Ps. xlv. 1.

Could a common grief have indited such expressions? South.

Hear how learned Greece her useful rules indites. Pope.

2.

To invite or ask.

[Obs.]

She will indite him so supper. Shak.

3.

To indict; to accuse; to censure.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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In*dite", v. i.

To compose; to write, as a poem.

Wounded I sing, tormented I indite. Herbert.

 

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