AskDefine | Define enshrine

Dictionary Definition



1 enclose in a shrine; "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral" [syn: shrine]
2 hold sacred [syn: saint]

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  1. To enclose in a shrine or chest; hence, to preserve or cherish as something sacred; as, to enshrine something in memory.

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