Definitions for: Indite

[v] produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

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

Could a common grief have indited such expressions?

Hear how learned Greece her useful rules indites.

2. To invite or ask. [Obs.]

She will indite him so supper. --Shak.

3. To indict; to accuse; to censure. [Obs.] --Spenser.

In*dite", v. i.
To compose; to write, as a poem.

Wounded I sing, tormented I indite. --Herbert.

Synonyms: compose, pen, write

See Also: adopt, annotate, author, cite, create verbally, dash off, draft, dramatise, dramatize, draw, fling off, footnote, knock off, lyric, outline, paragraph, poetise, poetize, profile, reference, rewrite, rough, script, spell, toss off, versify, write about, write copy, write of, write off, write on, write out, write up

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