enshrine

[ en-shrahyn ]
/ ɛnˈʃraɪn /

verb (used with object), en·shrined, en·shrin·ing.

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.

Nearby words

  1. ensemble acting,
  2. ensenada,
  3. ensepulcher,
  4. enserf,
  5. ensheathe,
  6. enshroud,
  7. ensiform,
  8. ensiform cartilage,
  9. ensiform process,
  10. ensign

Also inshrine.

Origin of enshrine

First recorded in 1575–85; en-1 + shrine

Related formsen·shrine·ment, nounun·en·shrined, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for enshrine

enshrine

inshrine

/ (ɪnˈʃraɪn) /

verb (tr)

to place or enclose in or as if in a shrine
to hold as sacred; cherish; treasure
Derived Formsenshrinement, noun

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Word Origin and History for enshrine

enshrine

v.

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

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