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.

Nearby words

  1. memoria technica,
  2. memorial,
  3. memorial day,
  4. memorial park,
  5. memorialist,
  6. memorially,
  7. memoried,
  8. memorious,
  9. memorise,
  10. memorist

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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British Dictionary definitions for memorialize

memorialize

memorialise

/ (mɪˈmɔːrɪəˌlaɪz) /

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

memorialize

v.

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

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