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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: inscribe /ɪnˈskraɪb/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinscribe
he/she/itinscribes
present participleinscribing
past tenseinscribed
past participleinscribed
  1. to write or cut words on or in something, especially as a record of an achievement or in order to honour someone
    inscribe something with something:

    a gold watch inscribed with her initials

    inscribe something on something:

    The names of all the dead were inscribed on the monument.

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