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  1. inscribe
  2. verb

    • 1. write or carve (words or symbols) on something, especially as a formal or permanent record:

      his name was inscribed on the new silver trophy
    • 2. mark (a surface or object) with characters:

      the memorial is inscribed with ten names
    • 3. write a dedication to someone in (a book):

      he inscribed the first copy ‘To my dearest grandmother’
      Synonym : dedicate, address, name, sign
    • 4. enter the name of (someone) on a list or in a book.

    • 5. draw (a figure) within another so that their boundaries touch but do not intersect:

      a regular polygon inscribed in a circle
    • 6. issue (loan stock) in the form of shares whose holders are listed in a register rather than issued with certificates:

      the loan agents claimed a commission on inscribing the stock
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: inscribe, 3rd person present: inscribes, gerund or present participle: inscribing, past tense: inscribed, past participle: inscribed