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Definition of inscribe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inscribe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈskraɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈskraɪb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inscribe
BrE BrE//ɪnˈskraɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈskraɪb//
 
he / she / it inscribes
BrE BrE//ɪnˈskraɪbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈskraɪbz//
 
past simple inscribed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈskraɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈskraɪbd//
 
past participle inscribed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈskraɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈskraɪbd//
 
-ing form inscribing
BrE BrE//ɪnˈskraɪbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈskraɪbɪŋ//
 
Describing architecture
 
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to write or cut words, your name, etc. onto something inscribe A (on/in B) His name was inscribed on the trophy. The names of the king and queen were inscribed above the door. inscribe B (with A) The trophy was inscribed with his name. She signed the book and inscribed the words ‘with grateful thanks’ on it. She was presented with an inscribed gold watch. See related entries: Describing architecture Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin inscribere, from in- ‘into’ + scribere ‘write’.Extra examples Her name was inscribed on the watch. The volume had been personally inscribed by the author. These notions were deeply inscribed in American law.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inscribe