mon·​u·​men·​tal·​ize | \ ˌmän-yə-ˈmen-tᵊl-ˌīz How to pronounce monumentalize (audio) \
monumentalized; monumentalizing

Definition of monumentalize

transitive verb

: to record or memorialize lastingly by a monument

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Examples of monumentalize in a Sentence

adding to the appeal of the Taj Mahal is the fact that it monumentalizes one man's undying love for his wife
Recent Examples on the Web Their corsets were visible under sheer scrims of chiffon set into flannel jackets, marbelized sequins monumentalizing flesh. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "A Shades of Gray Show That Was Genuinely Worth Watching," 5 Mar. 2018 Even former presidents far better at simulating modesty have been unable to resist monumentalizing themselves for posterity. Jeet Heer, New Republic, "#AlwaysTrump," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of monumentalize

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monumentalize was in 1857

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to spread as a report or rumor

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