enshrine

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

Definition of enshrine

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

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Origin and Etymology of enshrine

Middle English


ENSHRINE Defined for English Language Learners

enshrine

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verb

Definition of enshrine for English Language Learners

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



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