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[muh-mawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -mohr-]
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verb (used with object), me·mo·ri·al·ized, me·mo·ri·al·iz·ing.
  1. to commemorate.
  2. 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
Related formsme·mo·ri·al·i·za·tion, nounme·mo·ri·al·iz·er, nounun·me·mo·ri·al·ized, adjective
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Related Words for memorialization

homage, ovation, testimony, remembrance, endorsement, testament, festivity, ceremony, observance, festival, triumph, anniversary, birthday, gala, performance, party, spree, bash, jubilee, salvo

British Dictionary definitions for memorialization



verb (tr)
  1. to honour or commemorate
  2. to present or address a memorial to
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Derived Formsmemorialization or memorialisation, nounmemorializer or memorialiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for memorialization



1798, from memorial + -ize. Related: Memorialized; memorializing. Earlier verb was simply memorial (1731).

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