me·mo·ri·al·ize | \ -ˌlīz \
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, -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

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In addition to remembering the victims on social media, students memorialized their peers at prom and took time to honor them at graduation. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Parkland Survivors Remember Jaime Guttenberg on Her Birthday," 14 July 2018 The archaeologists have even been able to identify some and add their names to Ypres’ Menin Gate, memorializing the war’s dead. Nick Stockton, WIRED, "Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I," 9 July 2018 The family will memorialize her life at 29 Soby Drive, West Hartford CT, Monday afternoon from 4 to 8. Hartford Courant,, "Ellen Lerman," 24 June 2018 And Clemens turned in a season for the ages, one Texas fans will memorialize for years. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "UT eliminated from College World Series by Florida," 20 June 2018 Those defending their removals believe the monuments memorialize a government whose founding principles were based on the expansion of slavery. John Sharp,, "Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey touts Confederate monuments law in new campaign ad," 17 Apr. 2018 Wauwatosa Police Department memorializes several officers, including Jeremy Bronner, Tracy Burbach and Sgt. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For Wauwatosa cops, Donut Dash and national bike ride have deeper meanings," 10 Apr. 2018 The back of the shirt memorialized the names of the Parkland victims. Jillian Ruffo,, "Kendall Jenner Wears an Anti-Trump Jacket to March for Our Lives Protest: 'He Ain't My President'," 26 Mar. 2018 Yet the issue of how to suitably memorialize a conflict that caused so much pain and suffering echoes in the United States as well. Joseph Zeballos-roig, The New Republic, "How to Dig Up a Dictator," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of memorialize

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of memorialize was in 1798

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English Language Learners Definition of memorialize

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

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