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enshrine

[en-shrahyn] /ɛnˈʃraɪn/
verb (used with object), enshrined, enshrining.
1.
to enclose in or as in a shrine:
His love for her is enshrined forever in his poetry.
2.
to cherish as sacred:
The memory of our friendship will be enshrined in my heart.
Also, inshrine.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; en-1 + shrine
Related forms
enshrinement, noun
unenshrined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enshrinement

enshrine

/ɪnˈʃraɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to place or enclose in or as if in a shrine
2.
to hold as sacred; cherish; treasure
Derived Forms
enshrinement, noun
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Word Origin and History for enshrinement
enshrine
1580s, from en- "make, put in" + shrine (see shrine). Related: Enshrined.
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