from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make eternal.
- transitive v. To protract for an indefinite period.
- transitive v. To make perpetually famous; immortalize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make or render eternal.
- v. To prolong indefinitely.
- v. To immortalize; to make eternally famous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make eternal or endless.
- transitive v. To make forever famous; to immortalize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make eternal, everlasting, or endless.
- To prolong the existence or duration of indefinitely; perpetuate.
- To make forever famous; immortalize: as, to eternize the exploits of heroes.
- Also spelled eternise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to continue indefinitely
- v. make famous forever
You do not use to be so kind to everybody, let me tell you; for as they seek to eternize their names, it would be much better for them to be thus changed into hard stones than to return to earth and putrefaction.
Many there were who sought to eternize their own Names by honouring his; some by Elegies, and other Devices, amongst the rest one made this
Country, preferred from Earl to Duke of _New-Castle_; was a Person equally addicted both to Arms and Arts, which will eternize his Name to all Posterity, so long as Learning, Loyalty, and Valour shall be in
The only artist I ever heard of who was disappointed and unrewarded for his labour in attempting to eternize the memory of Napoleon Bonaparte, was a German of the name of Schumacher.
We suppose he wants to eternize his Memory by eating a Breakfast.
Then there may be titles, and pensions, and marble monuments to eternize the men who have thus become great; -- but what becomes of you, and your country, and your children?
As it is by his virtues that man may best hope to live in the memory of man, is there not something unnatural, something monstrous, in seeking to eternize here below, that of which the proper doom is obscurity and oblivion?
Many of our leading statesmen are engaged in devising and furthering plans for the extension of its territorial area, thereby hoping to perpetuate and eternize its bloody existence, while the majority of our most distinguished divines find employment in constructing discourses, founded upon perverse expositions of sacred writ, calculated to establish and fix in the minds of the people the impression that slavery is a divine institution.
Being his next voyage to that to Nombre de Dios, formerly imprinted ... offered ... especially for the stirring up of heroick spirits, to benefit their country and eternize their names by like bold attempts.
There are events, the monuments of which, surviving every other memorial of human existence, eternize the nation to whose history they belong, after all other vestiges of its glory have disappeared from the globe.