monumentalize

[ mon-yuh-men-tl-ahyz ]
/ ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), mon·u·men·tal·ized, mon·u·men·tal·iz·ing.

to establish an enduring memorial or record of.
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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