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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But Republicans and Democrats haven't been able to agree on what rules should be enshrined into law. Jim Puzzanghera, latimes.com, "Senate Democrats believe net neutrality is a political winner as they try to reinstate regulations," 9 May 2018 Among the Oilers paying tribute to Brazile were those already enshrined in Canton, Ohio: Earl Campbell, Ken Houston, Elvin Bethea, Curley Culp, Warren Moon and Bruce Matthews. John Mcclain, Houston Chronicle, "Former Oilers roast Robert Brazile to benefit children's center," 26 June 2018 Any player who’s enshrined in Canton has achieved a level of greatness that only a small portion of people who’ve ever played can match. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "My Detroit Lions G.O.A.T. list; Barry easy No. 1, but why no Stafford?," 12 June 2018 Number of quarterbacks enshrined in the last nine Hall of Fame classes: zero. Peter King, SI.com, "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You: Peter King Says Farewell to SI’s Monday Morning QB," 21 May 2018 The generals’ 20-year strategic plan, enshrined in law, binds future administrations to its development policies. The Economist, "Thailand’s ruling junta is preparing to hold an election—and to win it," 17 May 2018 Hungary is currently being investigated by the European Court of Justice over last year's legislation, which could breach European Union laws on the free movement of capital and violate freedoms enshrined in the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights. Judith Vonberg, CNN, "George Soros foundation leaves Hungary amid government crackdown," 15 May 2018 Preserving Malay privileges enshrined in a decades-old affirmative action program that favors them in jobs, education and contracts is the top priority for many ethnic Malays, who account for two-thirds of the population. Fox News, "A guide to Malaysia's general election on Wednesday," 8 May 2018 In 2016, Edell was among the inaugural class enshrined in the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "Former Maryland lacrosse coach Dick Edell, 74, dies of pneumonia," 2 May 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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English Language Learners Definition of enshrine

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

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