immortalize

[ ih-mawr-tl-ahyz ]
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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.

Origin of immortalize

1
First recorded in 1560–70; immortal + -ize
  • Also especially British, im·mor·tal·ise .

Other words from immortalize

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

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How to use immortalize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for immortalize

immortalize

immortalise

/ (ɪˈmɔːtəˌlaɪz) /


verb(tr)
  1. to give everlasting fame to, as by treating in a literary work: Macbeth was immortalized by Shakespeare

  2. to give immortality to

  1. biology to cause (cells) to reproduce indefinitely

Derived forms of immortalize

  • immortalization or immortalisation, noun
  • immortalizer or immortaliser, noun

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