View synonyms for immortalize


[ ih-mawr-tl-ahyz ]

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.


/ ɪˈmɔːtəˌlaɪz /


  1. to give everlasting fame to, as by treating in a literary work

    Macbeth was immortalized by Shakespeare

  2. to give immortality to
  3. biology to cause (cells) to reproduce indefinitely

Discover More

Derived Forms

  • imˈmortalˌizer, noun
  • imˌmortaliˈzation, noun

Discover More

Other Words From

  • im·morta·liza·ble adjective
  • im·mortal·i·zation noun
  • im·mortal·izer noun

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of immortalize1

First recorded in 1560–70; immortal + -ize

Discover More

Example Sentences

It was by far the biggest dinner I have seen at Bossier and it was immortalized with a photo through a video call with a family member.

The telescope itself was recently immortalized in Lego form.

Blenko Glass Company would partner with a West Virginia artist on immortalizing the mythical Flatwoods Monster, Big Foot’s Appalachian cousin, that has become part of the fabric of regional folklore.

In one experiment targeting over 20,000 genes inside immortalized human kidney cells with CRISPRoff, the team was able to reliably shut those genes off.

Monuments telescope the past into the present, seeking to immortalize figures from our past by keeping their image with us in the present.

From Time

I was free to immortalize them; and my fiddling was thenceforth a work of supererogation.

Tasso attempted to immortalize their deeds; but how insignificant they were, compared with even Homer's heroes!

But it did not deter Clemens in his purpose, which was to immortalize the little book by pointing out its peculiar charms.

It is not every day that even a veteran of the Cape wars is given a chance to thus immortalize himself after the manner of Samson.

Swift has immortalized a tub; other authors have endeavoured to immortalize a shilling, and a halfpenny.


Related Words