immortalize

[ ih-mawr-tl-ahyz ]
/ ɪˈmɔr tlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), im·mor·tal·ized, im·mor·tal·iz·ing.

to bestow unending fame upon; perpetuate.
to make immortal; endow with immortality.

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Also especially British, im·mor·tal·ise .

Origin of immortalize

First recorded in 1560–70; immortal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM immortalize

im·mor·ta·liz·a·ble, adjectiveim·mor·tal·i·za·tion, nounim·mor·tal·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immortalize

immortalize

immortalise

/ (ɪˈmɔːtəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to give everlasting fame to, as by treating in a literary workMacbeth was immortalized by Shakespeare
to give immortality to
biology to cause (cells) to reproduce indefinitely

Derived forms of immortalize

immortalization or immortalisation, nounimmortalizer or immortaliser, noun
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