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 Yvonne Fishbein’s son, Joshua Fishbein, a composer, also sought to memorialize his family’s profound connection with the Michaloses — in the form of a song. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Within both boxes, there are tools to address physical symptoms as well as memorialize the loss, including literature to read to help process grief. Emily Barasch, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2022 As the United States nears 1 million deaths from Covid-19, a movement is growing to memorialize the astronomical loss of life and preserve their legacies. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Our views of traditions surrounding death, like funerals and other ways to memorialize loved ones, are also shifting. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2022 On International Women’s Day in 2020, the two launched a campaign called Witches of Scotland, which pushed for the Scottish Parliament to pardon and memorialize the accused. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2022 Butler also took space to memorialize Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of the health care nonprofit Partners in Health. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 19 Mar. 2022 The property was a gift by Mary Telfair and her sister Margaret Telfair Hodgson to memorialize her late husband William B. Hodgson, a scholar of Middle Eastern studies and an American diplomat, who had died five years earlier. Amy Paige Condon, ajc, 6 Mar. 2022 Over the years, the artist and historian has led efforts to honor and memorialize the legacy of Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey-- three enslaved Black women whose bodies determined the course of gynecology and reproductive health. al, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of memorialize

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 May 2022

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“Memorialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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