From Middle English adaunten, from Old French adanter, adonter, later addomter, from a- + danter.
adaunt (third-person singular simple present adaunts, present participle adaunting, simple past and past participle adaunted)
- (transitive, obsolete) To subdue.
- Adaunted the rage of a lyon savage.
- adaunt in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911