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immortalize

[ih-mawr-tl-ahyz] /ɪˈmɔr tlˌaɪz/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; immortal + -ize
Related forms
immortalizable, adjective
immortalization, noun
immortalizer, noun
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Examples for immortalized
  • But there she is, immortalized in bronze, opposite parliament.
  • So both of their names ended up immortalized in the textbooks.
  • Great writers aren't always given their due, aren't always immortalized.
  • One way he's being immortalized is in bronze and stone.
  • His accomplishments are immortalized in the orkhon inscriptions.
British Dictionary definitions for immortalized

immortalize

/ɪˈmɔːtəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
immortalization, immortalisation, noun
immortalizer, immortaliser, noun
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Word Origin and History for immortalized

immortalize

v.

1560s, from immortal + -ize. Perhaps modeled on Middle French immortaliser. Related: Immortalized; immortalizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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