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
Granted, some of our medical and scientific terms enshrine errors from earlier centuries.
Constitution to permanently "enshrine" a set of parents 'rights into American society.
West's message to his audience was not "enshrine" King's legacy.
If passed, the proposed amendment would "enshrine" the Texas Open Beaches Act as a constitutional right, Texas General Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has said.
The House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a resolution that would enshrine Virginia's "right-to-work" law in its constitution, thereby making permanent the state's traditional wariness toward the influence of labor unions.
And there are multilateral treaty changes being formalized now, among all 27 European Union members except for the recalcitrant U.K. and Czech Republic, that will enshrine stronger joint fiscal discipline and oversight.
If he is not to be remembered as someone who has hit more international sixes than any England player except Andrew Flintoff, and who more than once has gone to a century in that manner and missed out on a couple in the attempt, then it his rearguards that will forever enshrine him in the public affection.
It has left many wondering how a nation that can build five-star hotels and airports, host a successful football World Cup and enshrine human rights in its constitution can violate the basic right to defecate in private.
Indeed, they can fairly be described as such -- as verses from the national scripture -- words that enshrine ideals we firmly believe set us apart and give our nation meaning and purpose.
In 2006, rejecting efforts to enshrine in statute a limited combat role for women, Congress required only that the secretary of defense provide 30 days notice of any change in current policy to both the House and Senate.