me·​mo·​ri·​al·​ize | \ mə-ˈmȯr-ē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce memorialize (audio) \
memorialized; memorializing

Definition of memorialize

transitive verb

1 : to address or petition by a memorial

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memorialization \ mə-​ˌmȯr-​ē-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce memorialization (audio) , -​ˌlī-​ˈzā-​ \ noun

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Examples of memorialize in a Sentence

an exciting period in history that has been memorialized in many popular books and movies at the entrance to the park stands a statue memorializing the novelist Sir Walter Scott
Recent Examples on the Web The shot to close a legacy: The exaggerated follow-through is memorialized on posters and has been mimicked by the next generation. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Day 39 Without Sports 😭: Reliving Michael Jordan's top 10 moments ahead of 'The Last Dance'," 19 Apr. 2020 This morning, the Duke and Duchess took a moment to celebrate with their fans, memorializing the occasion in a sweet Instagram post. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince William and Kate Middleton Celebrate Their 9th Wedding Anniversary on Instagram," 29 Apr. 2020 The photograph tucked inside Liddell’s book is the gift of her former self, memorialized by Dodgson as an impossible fantasy: the female body, unfettered, fledgling, in perpetuity. Longreads, "“The Leaky Vessel”: On Lewis Carroll and the Perils of Being Female," 27 Mar. 2020 Diana told me the story, but the pictures memorialized the horror. Christopher Hartnick, STAT, "How Instagram gave hope to a mother — and her daughter’s doctor," 13 Mar. 2020 The Smiths had used the same company to euthanize, cremate and memorialize their 13-year-old beagle Bailey just a month before adopting Dixie., "Couple sues pet cremation company over handling of their dog’s remains," 14 Aug. 2019 And without a doubt, Kacey Musgraves has clearly surpassed the minimum requirements for being memorialized in a viscous substance. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kacey Musgraves's Wax Figure Has a More Elaborate Makeup Routine Than I Do," 15 Mar. 2020 In the following decades Miller has been honored and memorialized in various ways. NBC News, "Navy names next aircraft carrier after Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor hero," 31 Jan. 2020 The agreement, memorialized in court filings posted on a federal court docket Thursday, is designed to end a longstanding dispute between the workers, Johnson and the development corporation that stems back to 2018. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson will pay $1,500 as part of settlement with unpaid workers," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of memorialize

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Jun 2020

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“Memorialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of memorialize

formal : to do or create something that causes people to remember (a person, thing, or event)

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