Thesaurus

incise

verb

Synonyms of incise

1 to cut (as letters or designs) on a hard surface
  • incised a pattern into the copper plate

Synonyms for incise

Words Related to incise

2 to penetrate with a sharp edge (as a knife)
  • incised the tree with a sharp ax to get the sap flowing

Synonyms for incise

Words Related to incise

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about incise

Time Traveler for incise

Time Traveler

The first known use of incise was in 1567

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Incise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/incise. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on incise

Dictionary: Definition of incise

Medical Dictionary: Definition of incise

Nglish: Translation of incise for Spanish Speakers

Comments on incise

What made you want to look up incise? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!