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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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