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English verb: engrave

1. engrave (contact) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

SamplesEngrave a pen.
Engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's.
The lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree.

Synonymsgrave, inscribe, scratch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carve, chip at

Narrower (hyponym)character

Verb groupengrave, etch

2. engrave (emotion) impress or affect deeply

SamplesThe event engraved itself into her memory.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

3. engrave (creation) carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block

SamplesEngrave a letter.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)print

Narrower (hyponym)benday, stipple

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

4. engrave (contact) carve or cut a design or letters into

SamplesEngrave the pen with the owner's name.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carve, chip at

Verb groupengrave, grave, inscribe, scratch

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