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Definition of "engrave" [en•grave]

  • To carve, cut, or etch into a material: engraved the champion's name on the trophy. (verb-transitive)
  • To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into: engraved the silver watch with my monogram. (verb-transitive)
  • To carve, cut, or etch into a block or surface used for printing. (verb-transitive)
  • To print from a block or plate made by such a process. (verb-transitive)
  • To impress deeply as if by carving or etching: The experience was engraved into his memory. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "engrave" in a sentence
  • "Most English translations give "entomb" for "begraben," but I've been struck by the way the English word "engrave" includes the same root."
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  • "There is one solo in which the soprano sings that she wants to "engrave" the crucified Jesus in her heart; the German pun is amazing in itself, but the music is so ravishing that I find myself caught up in its imaginative reality: it arouses feelings of tenderness and grief and devotion that I can't say I want to reject."