im·​mor·​tal·​ize i-ˈmȯr-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce immortalize (audio)
immortalized; immortalizing
immortalization noun
immortalizer noun

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 Rockies greats Todd Helton and Larry Walker remain forever immortalized in the Hall of Fame. Troy Renck, The Denver Post, 15 May 2024 Bennett thinks no one single figure in KC jazz has done as much as Bird and deserves to be immortalized on Vine Street more than him. J.m. Banks, Kansas City Star, 14 May 2024 While walking down the St. Thomas alley that the Mamas & the Papas would later immortalize in song, debris from a construction site hit Elliot on the head and knocked her unconscious. Lindsay Zoladz, New York Times, 9 May 2024 Since its first fossil was unearthed in the late 1800s, T. rex has been immortalized in academic research, museums, and the public imagination. Alex Orlando, Discover Magazine, 1 May 2024 The trauma of the day was immortalized in live reports that were widely broadcast on local and national news, and the police response to the shooting led to the development of new policies to handle such incidents. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 20 Apr. 2024 Her tragic life, which included spending the last decades of her life in an asylum, has been immortalized on film by Isabelle Adjani opposite Gerard Depardieu in 1988’s Camille Claudel, and again by Juliette Binoche in 2013’s Camille Claudel 1915. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2024 The iconic segment — which totaled over $7 million — was a one-time classic TV moment, but the internet has immortalized her excitement to store in its archive of reaction images. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 13 Apr. 2024 He’s nearly immortalized for winning the 2022 World Cup. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 11 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immortalize was circa 1566

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“Immortalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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im·​mor·​tal·​ize im-ˈȯrt-ᵊl-ˌīz How to pronounce immortalize (audio)
immortalized; immortalizing
: to make immortal
the battle was immortalized in a famous poem

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