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eternalize

[ ih-tur-nl-ahyz ]
/ ɪˈtɜr nlˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), e·ter·nal·ized, e·ter·nal·iz·ing.

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Also especially British, e·ter·nal·ise .

Origin of eternalize

First recorded in 1610–20; eternal + -ize
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  • The thirst of eternity is what is called love among men, and whosoever loves another wishes to eternalize himself in him.

    Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
  • Oh, to prolong this blissful moment, to sleep, to eternalize oneself in it!

    Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
  • Every family had its own, dead or alive, oftener dead, and wanted to eternalize his features.

    Pierre and Luce|Romain Rolland

British Dictionary definitions for eternalize

eternalize

eternalise eternize or eternise (ɪˈtɜːnaɪz)

/ (ɪˈtɜːnəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make eternal
to make famous for ever; immortalize
eternalization, eternization, eternalisation or eternisation, noun
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