Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

immortalize

[ih-mawr-tl-ahyz]
See more synonyms for immortalize on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object), im·mor·tal·ized, im·mor·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to bestow unending fame upon; perpetuate.
  2. to make immortal; endow with immortality.
Show More
Also especially British, im·mor·tal·ise.

Origin of immortalize

First recorded in 1560–70; immortal + -ize
Related formsim·mor·ta·liz·a·ble, adjectiveim·mor·tal·i·za·tion, nounim·mor·tal·iz·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for immortalization

dignity, confidence, trust, glory, faith, attention, credit, reputation, esteem, praise, distinction, tribute, prestige, fame, recognition, celebration, ennoblement, raise, loftiness, nobility

Examples from the Web for immortalization

Contemporary Examples of immortalization

Historical Examples of immortalization


British Dictionary definitions for immortalization

immortalize

immortalise

verb (tr)
  1. to give everlasting fame to, as by treating in a literary workMacbeth was immortalized by Shakespeare
  2. to give immortality to
  3. biology to cause (cells) to reproduce indefinitely
Show More
Derived Formsimmortalization or immortalisation, nounimmortalizer or immortaliser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for immortalization

n.

c.1600, noun of action or state from immortalize.

Show More

immortalize

v.

1560s, from immortal + -ize. Perhaps modeled on Middle French immortaliser. Related: Immortalized; immortalizing.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper