memorialize

[muh-mawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -mohr-]
verb (used with object), memorialized, memorializing.
1.
to commemorate.
2.
to present a memorial to.
Also, especially British, memorialise.


Origin:
1790–1800; memorial + -ize

memorialization, noun
memorializer, noun
unmemorialized, adjective
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memorialize or memorialise (mɪˈmɔːrɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to honour or commemorate
2.  to present or address a memorial to
 
memorialise or memorialise
 
vb
 
memoriali'zation or memorialise
 
n
 
memoriali'sation or memorialise
 
n
 
me'morializer or memorialise
 
n
 
me'morialiser or memorialise
 
n

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memorialize
1798, from memorial + -ize.
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Example sentences
The photo session had nothing to do with his work but served to memorialize the skeleton's sheer structural beauty.
Thus do succeeding generations try to memorialize their importance.
To memorialize the moment, he takes a smart-phone photo of himself looking sad.
Study the poignant lyrics of songs they wrote to memorialize each event.
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