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 All seemed like poor ways to memorialize someone who got me into heavy metal. Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2021 People have been using the post to send their condolences and memorialize the rapper. Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2021 In return, the nonprofit promises to provide a replica marker to each county strongly committed to using it both to memorialize those lost and educate present and future generations about this tragic chapter in America history. al, 21 Apr. 2021 More than 100 journalists contributed to the project to record every death and memorialize those who died. Zamira Rahim, CNN, 8 Apr. 2021 More than 100 journalists contributed to the project in an effort to record every death and memorialize those who died. ABC News, 8 Apr. 2021 According to court records, challenge coins and other items were made to memorialize the injury. Lauren Castle, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2021 She was outspoken in media interviews, determined to memorialize his life and his impact on his congregants and community. Rifat Malik, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2021 Tight budgets delayed the work until the 1950s, when the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision spurred Georgia’s segregationist governor, Marvin Griffin, to redouble efforts to memorialize Confederate history in the state. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of memorialize

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Jun 2021

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“Memorialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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