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

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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 Leslie has always been the most logical choice to become the first female immortalized with a statue in front of Staples Center. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Lisa Leslie deserves a statue at Staples Center, and she should get one," 4 Sep. 2019 Additionally while visiting the wreckage, the group laid a wreath and held a ceremony honoring those who perished from the 1912 voyage, which was immortalized in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Maria Pasquini,, "Titanic Wreck Is 'Being Consumed' by Metal-Eating Bacteria, Say Divers Visiting Ship," 22 Aug. 2019 If this were a typical political comeback story (the kinds that are immortalized in best-selling campaign books that later become HBO docudramas), Warren would rescue her campaign at this critical juncture with a dramatic gesture or bold decision. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Arguing the World," 15 Aug. 2019 That era has been immortalized in Hong Kong cinema, such as the 1991 movie To Be Number One. Ilaria Maria Sala, Quartz, "Hong Kong is having flashbacks to the bad old days of police corruption and mafia ties," 1 Sep. 2019 It has been immortalized in song and literature, has inspired Halloween costumes and ornaments and has become so inextricably linked with part of Silver Lake that the area is known as HaFo SaFo., "Today: On Edge Over ICE Raids," 15 July 2019 Kahlo’s face has been a cultural reference point since it was immortalized in her famous self-portraits. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "Ulta plucked Frida Kahlo’s eyebrow for the artist’s themed makeup kit," 10 July 2019 Now, she is immortalized in the rocks of Mercury, a crater with a giant rift escarpment running straight across it. Kim Stanley Robinson, National Geographic, "Dear MESSENGER: How unmasking Mercury brought art to life," 22 Mar. 2019 Novelist Dan Simmons immortalized the expedition in his 2007 horror novel, The Terror, which was later adapted into an anthology TV series for AMC in 2018. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Fresh images of HMS Terror shipwreck could clear up lingering mysteries," 30 Aug. 2019

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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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