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

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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

Synonyms for immortalize


eternalize, perpetuate

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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.

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Larry Hama was even immortalized as Tunnel Rat, an explosive-ordnance-disposal specialist. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "Yo, Joe: How a 12-Inch Soldier Doll Became a Toy Legend," 9 Apr. 2019 Now, the long-standing event, which will be in its 17th year in 2018, will be immortalized with a hardcover photographic retrospective called FADER FORT: Setting The Stage, commemorating the first 15 years of the Fader Fort. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Fader Announces Publishing Wing, Fader Fort Photo Retrospective Book 'Setting The Stage'," 12 Feb. 2018 Justin and Hailey Bieber have been immortalized in cartoon form. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber’s Couples Style Gets The Simpsons Treatment," 18 Dec. 2018 Rapunzel, the long-haired maiden locked in a tower by an evil witch, has been immortalized in countless bedtime stories and adaptations, from the Brothers Grimm to Disney. Maria Cramer,, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your trademark restrictions," 5 June 2018 Where Jong-su drives a truck, Ben tools around in a Porsche; where Jong-su lives on his family’s farm blasted by propaganda from North Korean loudspeakers, Ben has a sleek apartment in the posh Gangnam neighborhood immortalized by Psy. John Powers, Vogue, "Burning Is the New Thriller About Toxic Masculinity That You Didn’t Know You Needed," 26 Oct. 2018 Cinema Vespa Tour, Scooteroma Explore the Rome immortalized by Fellini, Rosselini, Pasolini and di Sica in the most Italian way possible. Maresa Manara, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Tours in Rome," 4 Mar. 2018 Because this conversation was recorded on television, their first meeting was forever immortalized. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Donnie Wahlberg's Real-Life Love Story Actually Began on Television," 7 Sep. 2018 This is a man who will be immortalized forever, achieving more hits than any man who ever lived: 4,358. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Ichiro Suzuki: Baseball's greatest enigma upon his arrival - and departure," 3 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of immortalize

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

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a secret plot to overthrow a government

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