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memorialize

[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

commemorateadmirelionizeadoreworshipacclaimennobledignifycommendvenerateesteemhallowerectexaltcomplimentglorifymagnifyobserveaggrandizedistinguish

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British Dictionary definitions for memorialize

memorialize

memorialise

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 memorialize

v.

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

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