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immortalize

Line breaks: im¦mor¦tal|ize
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmɔːtəlʌɪz
 
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(also immortalise)

Definition of immortalize in English:

verb

[with object] (usually be immortalized in)
Confer enduring fame upon: he will be forever immortalized in the history books
More example sentences
  • In February 1997 a small group of Scottish scientists were forever immortalized in genetic advancement history.
  • The assassination of the French revolutionary Marat while in prison was immortalized in J.L. David's famous painting.
  • I have a Sigmund Freud action figure thanks to a jet-setting friend but did not know just how many famous figures have been immortalized in plastic until now.
Synonyms
commemorate, memorialize, keep alive the memory of, eternalize, perpetuate, preserve, enshrine;
celebrate, pay tribute to, pay homage to, honour, salute, exalt, laud, glorify
literary eternize

Derivatives

immortalization

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Far from feeling voyeuristic - or, rather, more voyeuristic than the extent to which all movies are - the climax represents the apotheosis of one of cinema's ideals: the immortalization of unguarded intimacy.
  • We knew about him, liked him, and accepted he was good at what he did, but did not consider the relentless immortalisation of horses to add up to enough.
  • Yes, Virginia, studio enhancements are as old as the form, but the presentation extends to which songs are chosen, which banter snippeted, and indeed, even which phase of a performer's career gets chosen for immortalization.

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