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monumentalize

[mon-yuh-men-tl-ahyz] /ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), monumentalized, monumentalizing.
1.
to establish an enduring memorial or record of.
Also, especially British, monumentalise.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; monumental + -ize
Related forms
monumentalization, noun
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Word Origin and History for monumentalize
v.

1857, from monmental + -ize. Related: Monumentalized; monumentalizing.

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