enshrine

verb
en·​shrine | \ in-ˈshrīn , 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 , en-​ \ noun

Examples of enshrine in a Sentence

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

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And so this length of cotton, angelic white, remains enshrined in a drawer in my closet, like a fly in amber. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "That’s So ’90s: Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Fashion Memories From This Year’s Most Trending Decade," 22 Dec. 2018 Democrats offered a border security package — not including funding for the wall — in exchange for enshrining DACA into a law. Tara Golshan, Vox, "The tumultuous relationship between Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Donald Trump, explained.," 11 Dec. 2018 Tunisia has been the most advanced among Arab nations regarding women's rights since gaining independence from France in 1956, with its first president Habib Bourguiba enshrining some principles of equality of men and women in the constitution. NBC News, "Tunisia's capital elects first female mayor," 3 July 2018 In that gilded age, Manifest Destiny meant riches were there for the taking, enshrined as a divine promise to America. John F. Ross, Smithsonian, "The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened," 3 July 2018 The official position of the GOP as expressed in its national party platform goes far, far beyond reversing Roe and embraces enshrining fetal personhood in the U.S. Constitution. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Are Democrats Crying Wolf on Threat to Abortion Rights?," 3 July 2018 No one understood this better than our now enshrined national hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "(Bleep) civility! 'Trump-shaming' is what happens when elites won't listen to the people | Will Bunch," 26 June 2018 The Assembly on Thursday sent Brown a measure that would ask voters to repeal a 70-year-old initiative enshrining the biannual changing of clocks into state law. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "Jerry Brown will decide whether Californians vote on daylight saving time in November," 21 June 2018 Some felt there was not enough evidence to justify enshrining the most controversial elements, numbers 115 and 117. Edwin Cartlidge, Scientific American, "The Battle Behind the Periodic Table’s Latest Additions," 13 June 2018

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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

verb

English Language Learners Definition of enshrine

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

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