Meaning of “inscribe” in the English Dictionary

"inscribe" in British English

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inscribeverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈskraɪb/ us /ɪnˈskraɪb/ formal

to write words in a book or carve (= cut) them on an object:

The prize winners each receive a book with their names inscribed on the first page.
The wall of the church was inscribed with the names of the dead from World War I.

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

"inscribe" in American English

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inscribeverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈskrɑɪb/

to write words in a book or cut words onto the surface of an object:

She inscribed the book, "To my number-one fan."
inscription
noun [ C ] us /ɪnˈskrɪp·ʃən/

Wind and rain wore away the inscriptions on the gravestones.

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