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[en-shrahyn] /ɛnˈʃraɪn/
verb (used with object), enshrined, enshrining.
to enclose in or as in a shrine:
His love for her is enshrined forever in his poetry.
to cherish as sacred:
The memory of our friendship will be enshrined in my heart.
Also, inshrine.
Origin of enshrine
1575-85; en-1 + shrine
Related forms
enshrinement, noun
unenshrined, adjective Unabridged
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  • Others fear it does as much to enshrine bail-outs as to prevent them.
  • The chambers on either side of the central chamber enshrine two of his great speeches.
British Dictionary definitions for enshrine


verb (transitive)
to place or enclose in or as if in a shrine
to hold as sacred; cherish; treasure
Derived Forms
enshrinement, noun
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Word Origin and History for enshrine

1580s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + shrine. Related: Enshrined; enshrining.

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