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eternize

[ih-tur-nahyz]
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verb (used with object), e·ter·nized, e·ter·niz·ing.
  1. to make eternal; perpetuate.
  2. to immortalize.
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Also especially British, e·ter·nise.

Origin of eternize

From the Medieval Latin word ēternizāre, dating back to 1560–70. See eterne, -ize
Related formse·ter·ni·za·tion, nounun·e·ter·nized, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The love of the future,—the yearning to perpetuate and eternize that which one loves.

    The Insect

    Jules Michelet

  • They should be reprinted at the end of the "Encyclopdia," to eternize their shame.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • This man was valorous, and his kindness was worthy to be celebrated and to eternize his name, and his sorrow mourned for.

  • Julius Csar was noe less diligent to eternize his name be the pen then be the suord.

  • Chaucer is himself the great poetical observer of men, who in every age is born to record and eternize its acts.