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Definition of "eternize" [e•ter•nize]

  • To make eternal. (verb-transitive)
  • To protract for an indefinite period. (verb-transitive)
  • To make perpetually famous; immortalize. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eternize" in a sentence
  • "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"