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Verb: inscribe  in'skrIb
  1. Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    "the lovers inscribed their names into the bark of the tree";
    - scratch, engrave, grave [archaic]
  2. Register formally as a participant or member
    "The party inscribed many new members";
    - enroll [N. Amer], enter, enrol [Brit, Cdn], recruit
  3. (geometry) draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
  4. Write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
  5. Mark with one's signature
    "The author inscribed his book";
    - autograph
  6. Convert ordinary language into code
    - code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, write in code
  7. Address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication

Derived forms: inscribing, inscribes, inscribed

Type of: carve, chip at, dedicate, delineate, describe, draw, encode, enter, line, put down, record, register, sign, trace

Encyclopedia: Inscribe