Definition of immortalize in English:


(also immortalise)


  • Confer enduring fame upon.

    ‘he will be forever immortalized in the history books’
    • ‘They have been immortalized in books, mythologized on the silver screen, and featured in more than 80 documentaries.’
    • ‘Dying before victory was achieved, he was immortalized in the ballads.’
    • ‘In 2002, something I wrote was immortalized in a way I had never previously imagined.’
    • ‘The assassination of the French revolutionary Marat while in prison was immortalized in J.L. David's famous painting.’
    • ‘Hey, she certainly can't regret being immortalized in the comics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The friends' great escape to New York and their attempts to form a band were immortalized in the television series.’
    • ‘If I were a scientist, I wouldn't at all mind being immortalized in this fashion.’
    • ‘In February 1997 a small group of Scottish scientists were forever immortalized in genetic advancement history.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cells have been immortalized in the laboratory, but no one knows if the process can be translated to animals.’
    • ‘That appearance of Halley's comet was immortalized in the Bayeux tapestry.’
    • ‘But who among us is great enough to be immortalized in postage-stamp form?’
    • ‘Politics aside, it was a great sports victory under very adverse conditions and deserves to be immortalized in film.’
    • ‘Ducks have since been immortalized in various pleasing cartoon forms, although usually missing critical articles of clothing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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
    celebrate, pay tribute to, pay homage to, honour, salute, exalt, laud, glorify
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