en·​shrine | \ in-ˈshrīn How to pronounce enshrine (audio) , en-, especially Southern -ˈsrīn \
enshrined; enshrining; enshrines

Definition of enshrine

transitive verb

1 : to enclose in or as if in a shrine
2 : to preserve or cherish as sacred

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Other Words from enshrine

enshrinement \ in-​ˈshrīn-​mənt How to pronounce enshrinement (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Examples of enshrine in a Sentence

some teachers tend to enshrine their personal preferences as sacred rules of English grammar
Recent Examples on the Web The perfect candidate for the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame will be enshrined this year. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Rickey Henderson, Bruce Bochy selected to Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame," 11 Feb. 2020 In addition to the five elected on Saturday, there are 15 others who will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio. Jill Martin, CNN, "Lamar Jackson unanimously voted NFL MVP while Troy Polamalu headlines Hall of Fame class of 2020," 1 Feb. 2020 Here’s a look at the athletes, and family, who will be enshrined for the eighth annual event. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Ten new inductees ready for enshrinement in Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame," 16 Jan. 2020 Karras, who starred for the Lions from 1958 to 1970 and died in 2012, was one of 10 senior-era players, picked by a panel of voters, who will be enshrined in Canton later this year. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Alex Karras' election to Pro Football Hall of Fame 'brings closure' to family," 15 Jan. 2020 At the awards dinner next month, former NFL quarterbacks Drew Bledsoe and Rich Gannon will be enshrined in the National Quarterback Hall of Fame. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Alabama signee named nation’s top HS quarterback," 20 Dec. 2019 Adopting otherwise would drastically undermine the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Shelby voting to acquit Trump, says president didn’t commit impeachable offenses," 5 Feb. 2020 Politicians are also constrained by tough fiscal rules enshrined in the constitution that outlaw budget deficits over the economic cycle. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "German Growth Falls to Six-Year Low, Hit by Manufacturing Recession," 15 Jan. 2020 For many there, Soleimani was a symbol, a folk hero, now enshrined in martyrdom. CBS News, "Trump says four U.S. embassies were targeted in attack planned by Qassem Soleimani," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of enshrine

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for enshrine

Middle English

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“Enshrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enshrine. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of enshrine

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

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