Synonyms of 'incise'
cutDictionary, carve, etchAfter polishing, a design is incised or painted.
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If you carve writing or a design on an object, you cut it into the surface of the object.
He carved his name on his desk.
If you engrave something with a design or words, or if you engrave a design or words on it, you cut the design or words into its surface.
Her name was engraved on the goblet.
Thesaurus for incise from the Collins English Thesaurus
If an object is incised with a design, the design is carefully cut into the surface of the object with a sharp instrument .