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Monday, May 25, 2015

Definitions for eternize

  1. to make eternal; perpetuate.
  2. to immortalize.

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Citations for eternize
My verse your vertues rare shall eternize, / And in the hevens wryte your glorious name… Edmund Spenser, "Sonnet LXXV," Amoretti, 1595
A knight-errant I am: not one of those whose names fame has forgotten to eternize, but one who…shall enrol his name in the temple of immortality, to serve as a model and mirror to future ages, whereby knights-errant may see the track they are to follow, if they are ambitious of reaching the honourable summit and pinnacle of true glory. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), Don Quixote de la Mancha, translated by Charles Jarvis, 1856
Origin of eternize
Eternize comes from the medieval Latin verb aeternizāre, which in turn can be traced to aevum meaning "age." It entered English in the mid-1500s.