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verb (used with object), e·ter·nal·ized, e·ter·nal·iz·ing.
  1. to eternize.
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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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Related Words

preserve, eternize, memorialize

Examples from the Web for eternalize

Historical Examples

  • Oh, to prolong this blissful moment, to sleep, to eternalize oneself in it!

    Tragic Sense Of Life

    Miguel de Unamuno

  • 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

  • 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


eternalise eternize or eternise (ɪˈtɜːnaɪz)

verb (tr)
  1. to make eternal
  2. to make famous for ever; immortalize
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Derived Formseternalization, eternization, eternalisation or eternisation, noun
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