Meaning of “enshrine” in the English Dictionary


"enshrine" in English

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enshrineverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

uk /ɪnˈʃraɪn/ us /ɪnˈʃraɪn/ formal

to contain or keep something as if in a holy place:

Almost two and a half million war dead are enshrined at Yasukuni.
A lot of memories are enshrined in this photograph album.
be enshrined in sth

If a political or social right is enshrined in something, it is protected by being included in it:

The right of freedom of speech is enshrined in law/in the constitution.

(Definition of “enshrine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enshrineverb [ T always + adv/prep ]

us /ɪnˈʃrɑɪn/

to contain or keep in a place that is highly admired and respected:

Only eight second basemen are enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame.
This principle is enshrined in the Constitution.

(Definition of “enshrine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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