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monumentalize

[mon-yuh-men-tl-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), mon·u·men·tal·ized, mon·u·men·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to establish an enduring memorial or record of.
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Also especially British, mon·u·men·tal·ise.

Origin of monumentalize

First recorded in 1855–60; monumental + -ize
Related formsmon·u·men·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for monumentalization

monumentalize

v.

1857, from monmental + -ize. Related: Monumentalized; monumentalizing.

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