immortalize

[ih-mawr-tl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), immortalized, immortalizing.
1.
to bestow unending fame upon; perpetuate.
2.
to make immortal; endow with immortality.
Also, especially British, immortalise.


Origin:
1560–70; immortal + -ize

immortalizable, adjective
immortalization, noun
immortalizer, noun
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immortalize or immortalise (ɪˈmɔːtəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to give everlasting fame to, as by treating in a literary work: Macbeth was immortalized by Shakespeare
2.  to give immortality to
3.  biology to cause (cells) to reproduce indefinitely
 
immortalise or immortalise
 
vb
 
immortali'zation or immortalise
 
n
 
immortali'sation or immortalise
 
n
 
im'mortalizer or immortalise
 
n
 
im'mortaliser or immortalise
 
n

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Example sentences
Because all you do when you write ideas down is kind of immortalize something
  that should go away.
Some immortalize themselves with a statue or a painting.
Immortalize yourself on the scene with photos on your cell phone.
So, any satellite operator or drone pilot wanting to immortalize their units
  would send along a patch for the next edition.
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