Definition of immortalize in English:


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transitive verb

(also British immortalise)
[with object]usually be immortalized in
  • Confer enduring fame upon.

    ‘he will be forever immortalized in the history books’
    • ‘In February 1997 a small group of Scottish scientists were forever immortalized in genetic advancement history.’
    • ‘The assassination of the French revolutionary Marat while in prison was immortalized in J.L. David's famous painting.’
    • ‘I have a Sigmund Freud action figure thanks to a jet-setting friend but did not know just how many famous figures have been immortalized in plastic until now.’
    • ‘Hey, she certainly can't regret being immortalized in the comics.’
    • ‘But who among us is great enough to be immortalized in postage-stamp form?’
    • ‘In 2002, something I wrote was immortalized in a way I had never previously imagined.’
    • ‘Switch it on, hit the hill, and presto, your walking distance and intensity are immortalized in the log.’
    • ‘Now his image is immortalized in one artist's version of a field study.’
    • ‘A bull that caused thousands of pounds of damage after seeking refuge in a Lancaster shop has been immortalized in sculpture.’
    • ‘This second story later blended with a myth of the American as westward pioneer, which began to be immortalized in Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales in the 1820s.’
    • ‘Ducks have since been immortalized in various pleasing cartoon forms, although usually missing critical articles of clothing.’
    • ‘They have been immortalized in books, mythologized on the silver screen, and featured in more than 80 documentaries.’
    • ‘His past had been immortalized in historical and mythical novels, and his battle against the unseen foe of the future was being recorded even now.’
    • ‘Politics aside, it was a great sports victory under very adverse conditions and deserves to be immortalized in film.’
    • ‘The friends' great escape to New York and their attempts to form a band were immortalized in the television series.’
    • ‘That appearance of Halley's comet was immortalized in the Bayeux tapestry.’
    • ‘Dying before victory was achieved, he was immortalized in the ballads.’
    • ‘If I were a scientist, I wouldn't at all mind being immortalized in this fashion.’
    • ‘Cells have been immortalized in the laboratory, but no one knows if the process can be translated to animals.’
    • ‘As a result, a huge percentage of the world's species have been immortalized in stamps.’
    commemorate, memorialize, keep alive the memory of, eternalize, perpetuate, preserve, enshrine
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/i(m)ˈmôrdlˌīz/ /ɪ(m)ˈmɔrdlˌaɪz/