If your mother enshrines your first drawing, she might frame it and hang it in a special place, as if it were a holy relic. To enshrine is to put something special, often religious, into a protective place.

A shrine is a place considered holy because something special happened there or a case that holds sacred items. Places where people have claimed to see Jesus sometimes become shines. When you enshrine something, it means you are creating a shrine around it, or you are giving it its own protected revered space. This can be literal or figurative. At a funeral, the minister might say that the deceased will forever be enshrined in the memories of those who loved him or her.

Definitions of enshrine
  1. verb
    enclose in a shrine
    “the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral”
    synonyms: shrine
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    type of:
    close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
    surround completely
  2. verb
    hold sacred
    synonyms: saint
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    type of:
    fear, revere, reverence, venerate
    regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
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