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Monday, May 25, 2015
Definitions for eternize
  1. to make eternal; perpetuate.
  2. to immortalize.

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Citations for eternize
My verse your vertues rare shall eternize, / And in the hevens wryte your glorious name… Edmund Spenser, "Sonnet LXXV," Amoretti, 1595
A knight-errant I am: not one of those whose names fame has forgotten to eternize, but one who…shall enrol his name in the temple of immortality, to serve as a model and mirror to future ages, whereby knights-errant may see the track they are to follow, if they are ambitious of reaching the honourable summit and pinnacle of true glory. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), Don Quixote de la Mancha, translated by Charles Jarvis, 1856
Origin of eternize
1560-1570
Eternize comes from the medieval Latin verb aeternizāre, which in turn can be traced to aevum meaning "age." It entered English in the mid-1500s.
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