Dictionary.com

enshrine

[ en-shrahyn ]
/ ɛnˈʃraɪn /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: enshrine / enshrined / enshrinement on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Also inshrine.

Origin of enshrine

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

OTHER WORDS FROM enshrine

en·shrine·ment, nounun·en·shrined, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use enshrine in a sentence

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 forms of enshrine

enshrinement, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK