[muh-mawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -mohr-]

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

to commemorate.
to present a memorial to.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (tr)

to honour or commemorate
to present or address a memorial to
Derived Formsmemorialization or memorialisation, nounmemorializer or memorialiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for memorialize

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

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