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- v. To give unending life to, to make immortal.
- v. To make eternally famous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make famous forever
- v. be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
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Mark didn't yell "If it's just me and your grandmother on the bongos, it's still the Fall" at the audience during the 1998 Brownies gig; as far as I know Mark didn't "immortalise" Nigel Kennedy in a song called "Fiend with a Violin", etc.
In the past, Poland created its brand by mounting an armed insurrection against Russian rule, and then having romantic poets such as Adam Mickiewicz immortalise the martrydom of this "Christ among nations".
The drama of Karski's story has inspired the producer of The King's Speech, Iain Canning, to immortalise his role in another historic epic.
That these conditions could produce such a work of generosity and empathy as The Rainbow is mysterious and miraculous; and indeed the mystery and the miracle of creation is what this novel sets out both to evoke and to immortalise at the core of ordinary life.
As if the statue made of bronze standing in Wisconsin wasn't enough to immortalise the memory of Winkler's alias, Fonzie, now he's got an OBE, too.
It was the timeless quality of a pretty West Country village that persuaded the poet TS Eliot to immortalise it in his Nobel award-winning Four Quartets.
Can she ever imagine being able to immortalise Missy in a work?
He returned home hoping to immortalise his experiences in poetry, and he worked briefly on DC Thomson's comics before the Edinburgh literary scene bested him ( "I had plenty to say but I didn't know how to say it").
"La poésie immortalise tout ce qu'il y a de meilleur et de plus beau dans le monde."
Fred Collyer, out on the balcony, watched the photographers running to immortalise the winner, Pincer Movement, and reflected sourly that none of them would have taken close-up pictures of the second favourite, Salad Bowl, down on the dirt.