en·shrine / enˈshrīn/ • v. [tr.] (usu. be enshrined) place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle: relics are enshrined under altars. ∎ preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected: the right of all workers to strike was enshrined in the new constitution.DERIVATIVES: en·shrine·ment n.