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
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.
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