memorialize

verb me·mo·ri·al·ize \ -ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of memorialize

memorialized; memorializing
1 : to address or petition by a memorial

memorialization

play \mə-ˌmȯr-ē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌlī-ˈzā-\ noun

Examples of memorialize in a Sentence

  1. an exciting period in history that has been memorialized in many popular books and movies

  2. at the entrance to the park stands a statue memorializing the novelist Sir Walter Scott

Recent Examples of memorialize from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'memorialize.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of memorialize

1798

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

memorialize Synonyms


MEMORIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

memorialize

Definition of memorialize for English Language Learners

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up memorialize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to beat or defeat soundly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!