Definition of enshrine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈʃrʌɪn/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈʃrʌɪn/


[with object and adverbial of place]
1Place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle: relics are enshrined under altars
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  • When the time came to enshrine the relic, however, it split in two.
  • The two brothers and their king also discovered the hill where relics of the previous Buddha had been enshrined.
  • Visitors picnicked and bathed on the flat slabs of rock between the eight broad strands on the falls, and then worshipped at the small temples enshrining hero stones.
1.1Preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected: the right of all workers to strike was enshrined in the new constitution
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  • Our most treasured rights are also enshrined in law, laws are something that only humans can make and comply with or break.
  • This is a very tough one as many of the American's rights are enshrined in the constitution.
  • These are rights enshrined in Article 10 of the European Convention.
set down, set out, spell out, express, lay down, set in stone, embody, realize, manifest, incorporate, represent, contain, include, preserve, treasure, immortalize, cherish



Example sentences
  • The problem is the enshrinement of Class A war criminals along with the others.
  • Rather, it means the constitutional enshrinement of the principle of national and cultural and ethnic and religious tolerance.
  • Their enshrinement of human rights is a security measure.

Words that rhyme with enshrine

align, assign, benign, brine, chine, cline, combine, condign, confine, consign, dine, divine, dyne, entwine, fine, frontline, hardline, interline, intertwine, kine, Klein, line, Main, malign, mine, moline, nine, on-line, opine, outshine, pine, Rhein, Rhine, shine, shrine, sign, sine, spine, spline, stein, Strine, swine, syne, thine, tine, trine, twine, Tyne, underline, undermine, vine, whine, wine

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