- to commemorate.
- to present a memorial to.
Also especially British, me·mo·ri·al·ise.
Origin of memorialize
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Examples from the Web for memorialize
“It was important to all of us to memorialize her, to recognize that she was,” writes Davis.Wendy Davis and the 'Good Abortion' Myth
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Art had presaged the horror and now art was to memorialize it.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive
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In 2008, when she and her partner wanted to memorialize their commitment, they traveled to Canada to get married.How the Tide Turned on Gay Marriage
June 20, 2014
He goes on to compass the very nature of memory by way of considering how we memorialize mass death.Geoff Dyer at Sea: Unmoored but on Target
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May 21, 2014
One of my sons, who now lives in the United States, was very supportive of what I have done [to memorialize the famine].An Oral History of Mao’s Greatest Crime
November 24, 2013
No one has yet had the courage to memorialize his wealth on his tombstone.A Circuit Rider's Wife
It was his purpose to memorialize his friends and his opponents.The Jewish State
I determined to memorialize my coin, and to read my memoir at the meeting.
Neither could he obtain the right to memorialize the throne, but was ordered to report to the Agents.
The Boston papers printed the act in mourning and, meetings were called to memorialize the legislature.Thomas Jefferson
Edward S. Ellis et. al.
- to honour or commemorate
- to present or address a memorial to
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Word Origin and History for memorialize
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