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

verb (used with object)

, me·mo·ri·al·ized, me·mo·ri·al·iz·ing.
  1. to commemorate.
  2. to present a memorial to.


/ mɪˈmɔːrɪəˌlaɪz /


  1. to honour or commemorate
  2. to present or address a memorial to

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Derived Forms

  • meˈmorialˌizer, noun
  • meˌmorialiˈzation, noun
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Other Words From

  • me·mori·al·i·zation noun
  • me·mori·al·izer noun
  • unme·mori·al·ized adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of memorialize1

First recorded in 1790–1800; memorial + -ize
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Example Sentences

Bryant, 41, has been memorialized in hundreds of murals in the city.

Both are ceremonial formalities that memorialize politically settled events.

Two photos by Richard Long memorialize a 15-day walk in 1985 through Lapland during which he turned stones to face the wind.

Stacey Pitsillides, a design researcher at Northumbria University who focuses on death technology, says that virtual worlds are some of the most innovative spaces gathering strangers to memorialize covid deaths.

If you want to do something to memorialize your son and they won’t picket you, you should do it with this kid.

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“It was important to all of us to memorialize her, to recognize that she was,” writes Davis.

Art had presaged the horror and now art was to memorialize it.

In 2008, when she and her partner wanted to memorialize their commitment, they traveled to Canada to get married.

He goes on to compass the very nature of memory by way of considering how we memorialize mass death.

One of my sons, who now lives in the United States, was very supportive of what I have done [to memorialize the famine].

The Boston papers printed the act in mourning and, meetings were called to memorialize the legislature.

Mr. Jan Meyer suggests that those who came early to the goldfields should memorialize separately, and he would support them.

The Dominicans at Manila, on the same day, memorialize the home government for the suppression of the Audiencia in the islands.

I determined to memorialize my coin, and to read my memoir at the meeting.

It proceeded to call a convention and to memorialize the King and Queen, who in the end approved its course.


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