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

  • transitive v. To provide a memorial for; commemorate.
  • transitive v. To present a memorial to; petition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To provide a memorial for someone; to commemorate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To address or petition by a memorial; to present a memorial to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To present a memorial to; petition by memorial.
  • To commemorate.
  • Also spelled memorialise.

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

  • v. be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
  • v. address in a memorial


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Administrators then "memorialize" the account by removing sensitive information while leaving photos and friends' public messages on display.

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  • WHITFIELD: Yes, and what you don't see because the trees are, of course, in the way in, T.J., right there in Centennial Park, those big, beautiful pillars that are right in the middle of the park that decorate and kind of memorialize the Olympic Park, a lot of those were just torn down as if they were toothpicks.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2008

  • Most New Yorkers do NOT especially care if the rest of the country wants to "memorialize" 9/11--those of us who were there just want to go a single day without having to see the same footage--the planes crashing, the towers collapsing, and the other nightmare images.

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  • The words “memorial,” “memorize,” and “membership” are all etymologically linked: To memorialize is to remember, and to remember is to recall one’s own or another’s membership within a human community.

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  • It explains that friends or family of the deceased person can contact Facebook, which will then "memorialize" the page.

    The Seattle Times

  • When their son died at the age of 22, the Keddals wanted a way to "memorialize" everything

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  • The five-year-old social network will "memorialize" profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it.

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  • After their deaths, the families contacted Facebook to "memorialize" their pages. - News

  • (Facebook) will "memorialize" profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it. -

  • Earlier this week, Facebook announced users will be able to "memorialize" the accounts of family members and friends who have died, meaning status updates and contacts would be removed, and only confirmed friends would be able to view or search for the person's profile. Top Stories


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    May 13, 2008