Part of speech: verb

To carve, as characters ( upon); write; enroll.

Part of speech: verb

To dedicate ( a book).

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Usage examples "inscribe":

  1. It will inscribe their names, and their sacrilegious wishes, on the foot of the immortal column, which they wanted to overturn. - "Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I", Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon.
  2. " Well did Mr. Wise, of Virginia, say: 'Sir, I regard it as the proudest hour of your life; and if, when you shall be gathered to your fathers, I were asked to select the words which, in my judgment, are best calculated to give at once the character of the man, I would inscribe upon your tomb this sentence: I will put the question myself. - "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.", Josiah Quincy.
  3. When a great question is to be solemnly argued, the members inscribe their names for the discussion, and are called on to speak in the order in which they stand on the list. - "Recollections of Europe", J. Fenimore Cooper.