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 for inscribe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inscribe \In*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inscribed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Inscribing.] [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and
     Scribe.]
     1. To write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read;
        to imprint.
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              Inscribe a verse on this relenting stone. --Pope.
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     2. To mark with letters, characters, or words.
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              O let thy once lov'd friend inscribe thy stone.
                                                    --Pope.
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     3. To assign or address to; to commend to by a short address;
        to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a
        friend. --Dryden.
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     4. To imprint deeply; to impress; to stamp; as, to inscribe a
        sentence on the memory.
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     5. (Geom.) To draw within so as to meet yet not cut the
        boundaries.
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     Note: A line is inscribed in a circle, or in a sphere, when
           its two ends are in the circumference of the circle, or
           in the surface of the sphere. A triangle is inscribed
           in another triangle, when the three angles of the
           former are severally on the three sides of the latter.
           A circle is inscribed in a polygon, when it touches
           each side of the polygon. A sphere is inscribed in a
           polyhedron, when the sphere touches each boundary plane
           of the polyhedron. The latter figure in each case is
           circumscribed about the former.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inscribe
      v 1: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a
           pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the
           lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
           [syn: scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe]
      2: register formally as a participant or member; "The party
         recruited many new members" [syn: enroll, inscribe,
         enter, enrol, recruit]
      3: draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as
         possible
      4: write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
      5: mark with one's signature; "The author autographed his book"
         [syn: autograph, inscribe]
      6: convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the
         message for security reasons" [syn: code, encipher,
         cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code]
      7: address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a
         dedication

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "inscribe":
     alphabet, alphabetize, autolithograph, be a printmaker, bed, book,
     calendar, capitalize, carve, catalog, chalk, chalk up, character,
     check in, chisel, chronicle, confirm, copy, copy out, crease,
     cribble, crosshatch, cut, deep-dye, define, docket, draft, draw up,
     edit, embed, enchase, enface, engraft, engrave, engross, enroll,
     enscroll, enter, entrench, establish, etch, file, fill out, fix,
     found, furrow, grave, groove, ground, hatch, impact, impanel,
     implant, impress, imprint, incise, inculcate, index, indite, infix,
     ingrain, initial, insert, instill, jam, jot down, letter, line,
     list, lithograph, lodge, log, make a memorandum, make a note,
     make a recension, make an entry, make out, make prints, mark,
     mark down, matriculate, minute, note, note down, pack, pen, pencil,
     place upon record, plant, poll, post, post up, print, push the pen,
     put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, recense,
     record, reduce to writing, register, revise, rewrite, root, score,
     scrape, scratch, scribe, scrive, scroll, sculpture, seat, set,
     set down, set in, settle, sign, spill ink, spoil paper, stamp,
     stereotype, stipple, superscribe, tabulate, take down, tape,
     tape-record, tool, trace, transcribe, transliterate, type,
     videotape, wedge, write, write down, write in, write out,
     write up
  
  

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