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 memorialize (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 If the site is landmarked, it can be used to memorialize the rich Black history of New York City. Ramisa Rob, NBC News, 19 July 2022 But for all three men, there are really no regrets about choosing to memorialize the quarterback’s tenure. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 9 July 2022 Prasad noted during the demonstration that the feature could be used to help memorialize a deceased family member. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 23 June 2022 Observed in June to memorialize the Stonewall Uprising that ignited the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States, Pride has evolved into a monthlong jubilee of parades, festivals, picnics and parties. Maddie Lane, Orlando Sentinel, 22 June 2022 Energetic drummer Zak Starkey repeatedly pointed to his own yellow version of the shirt promoting the P.E.M. Memorial Scholarship Fund — founded in 2010 to memorialize the three Finneytown students. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 17 May 2022 The private event will be used to memorialize the Duke of Edinburgh who died April 2021 at 99 years old. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2022 But for a city wishing to memorialize her place in local history, the second house represented a new point of local interest with appreciable qualities that the first residence, now part of Perry Park, could not. Jeff Sturgeon,, 14 Feb. 2022 During the Olympics this summer, the Israeli embassy used candles from Nakamura Rousoku to memorialize the 11 Israeli athletes killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics. Jordyn Haime,, 3 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of memorialize

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Aug 2022

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“Memorialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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