enshrine [en s̸hrīn′, in-]
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transitive verb enshrined, enshrining
- to enclose in or as in a shrine
- to hold as sacred; cherish: enshrined in memory
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also in·shrine transitive verb en·shrined
- To enclose in or as if in a shrine.
- To cherish as sacred.