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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To enclose in or as if in a shrine.
  • transitive v. To cherish as sacred.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To enclose (a sacred relic etc.) in a shrine or chest.
  • v. To preserve or cherish (something) as though in a shrine; to preserve or contain, especially with some reverence.
  • v. To protect an idea, ideal, or philosophy within an official law or treaty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To inclose in a shrine or chest; hence, to preserve or cherish as something sacred.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To inclose in or as in a shrine or chest; deposit for safe-keeping in or as in a cabinet; hence, to preserve with care and affection; cherish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. enclose in a shrine
  • v. hold sacred

Etymologies

From en- +‎ shrine. (Wiktionary)

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