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.

Nearby words

  1. montserrat,
  2. montville,
  3. monty python,
  4. monument,
  5. monumental,
  6. monumentally,
  7. monuron,
  8. mony,
  9. monza,
  10. monzambano

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 monumentalize

monumentalize

v.

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

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