enshrine

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

Definition of enshrine

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enclose in or as if in a shrine

  3. 2 :  to preserve or cherish as sacred

enshrinement

play \in-ˈshrīn-mənt, en-\ noun

Examples of enshrine in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of enshrine

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


ENSHRINE Defined for English Language Learners

enshrine

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

Definition of enshrine for English Language Learners

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



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