Definition of memorialize in English:


(British memorialise)


[with object]
  • Preserve the memory of; commemorate.

    ‘the novel memorialized their childhood summers’
    • ‘Both these monuments burst into sculpture at the top, and arguably sculpture is the most expressive and dramatic way to memorialize the dead.’
    • ‘When you know what kind of care you would want under most possible circumstances, you'll need to choose a document in which to memorialize your wishes.’
    • ‘Proust memorialized his infatuation with her beauty and social grace in the character of the Duchesse de Guermantes.’
    • ‘Unlike Veterans Day, which commemorates living veterans, Memorial Day is expressly intended as a day to memorialize the sacrifice of men and women who have given their lives in uniform.’
    • ‘Those men are memorialized at the nearby Inajo Monument, a small stone and plaque that itself was surrounded by fire this time around but emerged unscathed.’
    • ‘Every photograph memorializes the present, once it has already passed.’
    • ‘Like Maya Lin's Vietnam memorial with which any memorialized list of names is likely to be compared, these metropolitan-area memorials must resolve their approach not only to form but also to typographic identity.’
    • ‘The Chinese tradition of racing memorializes the spirit of Qu Yuan, who is remembered for his self-sacrifice, his steadfast morality, the power of his writing, and his concern for his fallen compatriots.’
    • ‘He is trying to maintain, not memorialize his career, and the choices here reflect an artist comfortable with his legacy and feeling free to experiment.’
    • ‘Baseball cards represent an American sports icon, and I wanted these guys to be memorialized in some clear way.’
    • ‘Newspaper articles, instead of decaying to pulp or dust, were instead memorialized if they caught the attention of the reader, valued over the more rarified knowledge contained in expensive books.’
    • ‘I glanced downward and recorded her admonishment in my notebook, serving the dual purpose of memorializing the brief chat and ending it.’
    • ‘Last night was spent with good friends at McSorley's Old Ale House, memorialized by Joseph Mitchell in his story McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, a work I had read several times without realizing the actual place was so close.’
    • ‘Colter's buildings are memorialized here for just this sort of delicate balancing act: They complement one of the most beautiful spots on earth, even as they momentarily distract from it.’
    • ‘The Anchorage Daily News memorializes the fallen Scout leaders, who all hailed from Alaska.’
    • ‘It seems strange that she might come here and stare at the blank space where she is later to be memorialized.’
    • ‘Its handmade, unofficial markers memorialize the dead while its compositional structure balances the crosses with the living.’
    • ‘I had never been to the tiny park that memorializes the duel, since it has no historical interest.’
    • ‘Rescorla's story is memorialized in the book by James B. Stewart, Heart of a Soldier.’
    • ‘Hattori's project has the quality of a family photo album, memorializing a group of interconnected people.’
    keep alive, keep going, keep in existence, preserve, conserve, sustain, maintain, continue, extend, carry on, keep up, cause to continue, prolong
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