Definition of enshrine
1 : to enclose in or as if in a shrine
2 : to preserve or cherish as sacred
enshrinementplay \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
Recent Examples of enshrine from the Web
Citing uncertainty in Washington over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the Connecticut Senate early Friday unanimously voted to enshrine the women's and children's health provisions into state law.
Faulk, who is one of 11 former SEC players listed on the 2018 ballot, is looking to become the 10th former Tiger enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Washington (CNN)Next week marks the anniversaries of twin American tours de force that liberated and rebuilt Europe, enshrining an unprecedented era of peace and freedom.
The first 59 winners of the Heisman are enshrined, and there are only six eligible Heisman Trophy winners who aren’t in the Hall of Fame – and one of them, Michigan’s Charles Woodson, became eligible only this year.
America was the place where nearly 4,000 of our fellow citizens were lynched, 540 alone in Louisiana; where the courts enshrined ‘
Jean thinks they should be enshrined in Cooperstown, too.
America was the place where nearly 4,000 of our fellow citizens were lynched, 540 alone in Louisiana; where the courts enshrined 'separate but equal'; where Freedom riders coming to New Orleans were beaten to a bloody pulp.
He was enshrined in the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1999 and in the National Inventors Hall of Fame on the very day of his death in 2002.
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Origin and Etymology of enshrine
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of enshrine for English Language Learners
: to remember and protect (someone or something that is valuable, admired, etc.)
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