memorialize

[ muh-mawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -mohr- ]
/ məˈmɔr i əˌlaɪz, -ˈmoʊr- /

verb (used with object), me·mo·ri·al·ized, me·mo·ri·al·iz·ing.

to commemorate.
to present a memorial to.

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Also especially British, me·mo·ri·al·ise.

Origin of memorialize

First recorded in 1790–1800; memorial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM memorialize

me·mo·ri·al·i·za·tion, nounme·mo·ri·al·iz·er, nounun·me·mo·ri·al·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for memorialization

memorialize

memorialise

/ (mɪˈmɔːrɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to honour or commemorate
to present or address a memorial to

Derived forms of memorialize

memorialization or memorialisation, nounmemorializer or memorialiser, noun
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