Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To eternize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make eternal; to immortalize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make eternal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make eternal; give endless existence to; eternize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make famous forever

Etymologies

eternal +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Are we in Debt to Ghalib?

  • 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.

    Recent Developments in European Thought

  • Some thoughts and feelings, then, eternalize themselves in human speech; most thoughts and feelings do not.

    A Study of Poetry

  • 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.

    On the Situation in France

  • 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.

    Jefferson and His Colleagues; a chronicle of the Virginia dynasty

  • The peripatetic philosophy, obeying rationalist propensities, has tried to eternalize the common-sense categories by treating them very technically and articulately.

    Pragmatism

  • Directory, at that period, was, by rousing the ancient feelings of enmity between Austria and Prussia, to eternalize the disunion between those two monarchies.

    Germany from the Earliest Period Volume 4

  • 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."

    Germany from the Earliest Period Volume 4

  • Mozart brought the operatic style to perfection in the wonderful compositions that eternalize his fame.

    Germany from the Earliest Period Volume 4

  • June 1999, after construction work that seemed to eternalize, the renovated passenger facilities were finally inaugurated.

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  • I agree. Eternalize sounds like a word your therapist would assign to your constant references to some childhood trauma. (Or so I would imagine...)

    June 2, 2008

  • "Saint Laurent's rising star was eternalized in 1983, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted a show to his work, the first ever to a living designer."
    – Elaine Ganley, Associated Press, "Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent dies at 71" (June 2, 2008)

    "Eternalize" soulds like a punishment ("externalize"?) or an automobile detailing treatment ("Time to eternalize the car, honey"). The word Ms. Ganley wants is, I believe, immortalize.

    June 2, 2008