immortalize

verb
im·​mor·​tal·​ize | \ i-ˈmȯr-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce immortalize (audio) \
immortalized; immortalizing

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Other Words from immortalize

immortalization \ i-​ˌmȯr-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce immortalization (audio) \ noun
immortalizer \ i-​ˈmȯr-​tə-​ˌlī-​zər How to pronounce immortalizer (audio) \ noun

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Examples of immortalize in a Sentence

The battle was immortalized in a famous poem. The explorers were immortalized when the mountains were named after them.
Recent Examples on the Web Sherald and Wiley are the first African American artists commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to immortalize a presidential pair in paint. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "The National Portrait Gallery’s Obama Portraits Will Embark on a Five-City Tour," 24 Jan. 2020 However, the Packers returned to the scene the following Oct. 8 and staged yet another comeback win, immortalized by a Oshkosh fan's viral snapchat post. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Aaron Rodgers finds Jared Cook and the Packers stun the Cowboys in Dallas," 9 Apr. 2020 His was first immortalized by Wolfe in 1965 and later in a 1973 movie adaptation starring Jeff Bridges. Anchorage Daily News, "Junior Johnson, “The Last American Hero,” dies at 88," 21 Dec. 2019 His was first immortalized by Wolfe in 1965 and later in a 1973 movie adaptation starring Jeff Bridges. Jenna Fryer, Twin Cities, "Junior Johnson, ‘The Last American Hero,’ dies at 88," 20 Dec. 2019 His was first immortalized by Wolfe in 1965 and later in a 1973 movie adaptation starring Jeff Bridges. Jenna Fryer, The Denver Post, "Junior Johnson, “The Last American Hero,” dies at 88," 20 Dec. 2019 Instead of scorning physicians, op-eds are now calling for us to be immortalized in national monuments. Gregory Jasani, STAT, "Covid-19 has renewed America’s trust in its doctors. Will it fade when the pandemic is over?," 7 May 2020 It would be immortalized if the Packers had won the game, but Larry Fitzgerald's 75-yard catch and run on the first play of overtime set up a short Fitzgerald score two snaps later, and the Packers were defeated, 26-20. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Rodgers finds Rodgers for a remarkable Hail Mary finish," 3 May 2020 Face-touching haunts our history; it is immortalized in art and literature. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, "During the Coronavirus Outbreak, the Urge to Touch One’s Face Is Stronger Than Ever," 11 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of immortalize

circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of immortalize was circa 1566

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“Immortalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immortalize. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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immortalize

verb
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English Language Learners Definition of immortalize

: to cause (someone or something) to be remembered forever

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