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

Example Sentences

The battle was immortalized in a famous poem. The explorers were immortalized when the mountains were named after them.
Recent Examples on the Web Her bold, mystical paintings immortalize the Mazatec shaman María Sabina and the Chilean musician Violeta Parra, as if Giotto were commissioned to produce a series of broadsides for the Latin American left. Carina Del Valle Schorske, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2022 Pyramids, treasure-laden tombs, and ambitious cities immortalize power, culture, and tradition. Alberto Lucas LÓpez, National Geographic, 21 Oct. 2021 Good call, keeping the velvet portrait of JFK with other ’60s icons and the little brass plaques above the banquettes that immortalize people who got engaged in the onetime watering hole. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2022 The pair immortalize their romance with coordinated ankle tattoos of tiny butterflies, which the two proudly showcase to friends and family at Khloé Kardashian's 33rd birthday bash at TAO in Los Angeles, per a People source. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Aug. 2022 Pushkin also intended to immortalize his great-grandfather Abram Petrovich Gannibal in print. Jennifer Wilson, The New York Review of Books, 3 Aug. 2022 The Baseball Hall of Fame will immortalize its next group of legends in Cooperstown this weekend. Ethan Fuller,, 20 July 2022 The American jeweler, which has been handcrafting sports trophies at its hollowware workshop in Rhode Island for the past 160 years, presented the three drivers on the podium with sleek awards to immortalize the victory. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 May 2022 Most fundamentally, you’ll be exposed to the geological story behind the sturdy stone that carvers use to immortalize human transience. Walter Nicklin, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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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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