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Definition of "memorialize" []

  • To provide a memorial for; commemorate. (verb-transitive)
  • To present a memorial to; petition. (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 "memorialize" in a sentence
  • "Administrators then "memorialize" the account by removing sensitive information while leaving photos and friends' public messages on display."
  • "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."
  • "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."