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Engrain vs. Engrave — What's the Difference?

Engrain vs. Engrave — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Engrain and Engrave

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Engrain

To ingrain.
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Engrave

To carve, cut, or etch into a material
Engraved the champion's name on the trophy.
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Engrain

Alternative spelling of ingrain
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Engrave

To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into
Engraved the silver watch with my monogram.
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Engrain

To dye in grain, or of a fast color. See Ingrain.
Leaves engrained in lusty green.
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Engrave

To carve, cut, or etch into a block or surface used for printing.
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Engrain

To incorporate with the grain or texture of anything; to infuse deeply. See Ingrain.
The stain hath become engrained by time.
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Engrave

To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
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Engrave

To impress deeply as if by carving or etching
The experience was engraved into his memory.
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Engrave

(transitive) To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
He engraved the plaque with his name.
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Engrave

(transitive) To carve (something) into a material.
He engraved his name.
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Engrave

(obsolete) To put in a grave, to bury.
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Engrave

To deposit in the grave; to bury.
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Engrave

To cut in; to make by incision.
Full many wounds in his corrupted fleshHe did engrave.
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Engrave

To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions.
Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel.
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Engrave

To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription.
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Engrave

To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.
Engrave principles in men's minds.
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Engrave

Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface;
Engrave a pen
Engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup
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Engrave

Impress or affect deeply;
The event engraved itself into her memory
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Engrave

Carve, cut, or etch into a block used for printing or print from such a block;
Engrave a letter
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Engrave

Carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into;
Engrave the pen with the owner's name
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