American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To eternize.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make eternal; give endless existence to; eternize.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make eternal.
- v. make famous forever
- eternal + -ize (Wiktionary)
“The Ghalib Academy in New Delhi was established as a ` literary and cultural 'memorial by Hakeem Abdul Hameed, to eternalize memory of Ghalib in 1969.”
“The artist's effort is to be the sunset he has seen, to eternalize it in his art, but always so that he and all men may be part of this universal by their common experience of it.”
“Some thoughts and feelings, then, eternalize themselves in human speech; most thoughts and feelings do not.”
“Finally it is not possible to believe, without wronging him and accusing him of being the enemy of the Empire, that he wishes to perpetuate sedition and to eternalize the disorders and all the revolutionary movements which are urging the empire toward civil war, and which, through civil war, would plunge it into dissolution.”
“Herostratus of old, to eternalize his name Sat the temple of Diana all in a flame; But Jefferson lately of Bonaparte bought, To pickle his fame, a mountain of salt.”
“The peripatetic philosophy, obeying rationalist propensities, has tried to eternalize the common-sense categories by treating them very technically and articulately.”
“Directory, at that period, was, by rousing the ancient feelings of enmity between Austria and Prussia, to eternalize the disunion between those two monarchies.”
“He says, "Napoleon first solved the enigma of equality and liberty -- his chief aim was the prevention of despotism -- his chief desire, to eternalize the dominion of virtue.”
“Mozart brought the operatic style to perfection in the wonderful compositions that eternalize his fame.”
“June 1999, after construction work that seemed to eternalize, the renovated passenger facilities were finally inaugurated.”
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