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 immortalize (audio) \ noun
immortalizer \ i-​ˈmȯr-​tə-​ˌlī-​zər How to pronounce immortalize (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 The examples of saints and heroines whom the artists have chosen to immortalize tend to be empowered and active, physically strong and muscular. Christopher Arnott,, 7 Oct. 2021 While the world grappled with the virus and the orchestra shifted to a virtual platform, it and music director Franz Welser-Most managed to immortalize performances of at least two major works. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2021 Proper creative strategies can even immortalize your brand. Henric Larsson, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 In the absence of an IRL catwalk show and ceremony for 2021, Solange Knowles’s multidisciplinary agency Saint Heron created a film entitled Passage to immortalize the finalists’ collections, directed by Wu Tsang. Alice Cary, Vogue, 10 June 2021 Buswell won’t get to immortalize Pearson’s two tattoos. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 7 Aug. 2021 Now fully vaccinated, Bulcão is hoping that France's reopening to tourism will bring back commissions from romantics who hire him for artful photos in Paris, to immortalize their memories made in the City of Light. John Leicester And Mauricio Savarese, Star Tribune, 1 July 2021 Documentary film bears a specific responsibility in preserving lives and legacies with its ability to visually immortalize historical movements, personal reflections, and community spaces beyond the constraints of memory. Emily Maskell, Vulture, 22 June 2021 Smitherman would immortalize the horrors of the massacre in his writing. NBC News, 31 May 2021

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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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12 Oct 2021

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“Immortalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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

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