Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make immortal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render immortal; endow with immortality: as, the demigods immortalized by Jupiter.
  • To exempt from oblivion; bestow unending fame upon; perpetuate.
  • To become immortal.
  • Also spelled immortalise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb rare To become immortal.
  • transitive verb To render immortal; to cause to live or exist forever.
  • transitive verb To exempt from oblivion; to perpetuate in fame.

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  • verb American Alternative spelling of immortalise.

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

  • verb make famous forever
  • verb be or provide a memorial to a person or an event

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Examples

  • I wanted to start doing some clips with my baby girl in order to 'immortalize' her.

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  • I wanted to start doing some clips with my baby girl in order to 'immortalize' her.

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  • One feat researchers have accomplished in the lab is using telomerase to "immortalize" human cells.

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  • One feat researchers have accomplished in the lab is using telomerase to "immortalize" human cells.

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  • One feat researchers have accomplished in the lab is using telomerase to "immortalize" human cells.

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  • There is no doubt citizens protesting the results of the June presidential election have made efficient use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs to 'immortalize' their movement and broadcast scenes of violence by security forces, but the centerpoint of this movement are the people and not technology.

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  • Michael Jackson friends and fans are making an effort to pay tribute to and "immortalize" the 'King of Pop'.

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  • There is no doubt citizens protesting the results of the June presidential election have made efficient use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs to 'immortalize' their movement and broadcast scenes of violence by security forces, but the centerpoint of this movement are the people and not technology.

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  • Well if they can "immortalize" liver cells, then why can't they immortalized * all* of my cells?

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  • Well if they can "immortalize" liver cells, then why can't they immortalized * all* of my cells?

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  • Does it also mean "to take a photo of an event" as the Italian word immortalare?

    July 30, 2008

  • Yes, I'm sure it would be understood in that sense. Certainly we speak of people or events being "immortalized" in other artforms - sculpture, painting, song, &c. - especially where the artwork itself becomes famous. The Charge of the Light Brigade was immortalized by Tennyson, for example. To say "I have immortalized your 40th birthday in these photos" might sound a little grandiloquent, though.

    July 30, 2008