Etymology
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inscribe (v.)

1550s, "to write on or in" (something durable and conspicuous), from Latin inscribere "to write on or in (something)," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + scribere "to write" (from PIE root *skribh- "to cut"). Meaning "to dedicate (by means of an inscription)" is from 1640s. Form inscriven is from late 14c. Related: Inscribed; inscribing.

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Definitions of inscribe

inscribe (v.)
carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface;
Synonyms: scratch / engrave / grave
inscribe (v.)
register formally as a participant or member;
Synonyms: enroll / enter / enrol / recruit
inscribe (v.)
draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible;
inscribe (v.)
write, engrave, or print as a lasting record;
inscribe (v.)
mark with one's signature;
Synonyms: autograph
inscribe (v.)
convert ordinary language into code;
Synonyms: code / encipher / cipher / cypher / encrypt / write in code
inscribe (v.)
address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication;
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