verb \in-ˈshrīn, en-, especially Southern -ˈsrīn\

: to remember and protect (someone or something that is valuable, admired, etc.)

Full Definition of ENSHRINE

transitive verb
:  to enclose in or as if in a shrine
:  to preserve or cherish as sacred
en·shrine·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of ENSHRINE

  1. <some teachers tend to enshrine their personal preferences as sacred rules of English grammar>

Origin of ENSHRINE

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century


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