immortalizes, immortalizing, immortalized
If someone or something is immortalized in a story, film, or work of art, they appear in it, and will be remembered for it. [WRITTEN]

[be V-ed] The town of Whitby was immortalised in Bram Stoker's famous Dracula story...

[V n] D H Lawrence immortalised her in his novel `Women in Love'.

[V-ed] ...Colditz, the grim fortress immortalised by films and TV.

(in BRIT, also use immortalise)

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • Immortalize — Im*mor tal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Immortalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Immortalizing}.] [Cf. F. immortaliser.] 1. To render immortal; to cause to live or exist forever. S. Clarke. [1913 Webster] 2. To exempt from oblivion; to perpetuate in fame.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Immortalize — Im*mor tal*ize, v. i. To become immortal. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immortalize — index dedicate, perpetuate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • immortalize — (v.) 1560s, from IMMORTAL (Cf. immortal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Perhaps modeled on M.Fr. immortaliser. Related: Immortalized; immortalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • immortalize — (Amer.) im mor·tal·ize || ɪ mÉ”rtlaɪz /ɪ mɔːrtÉ™ v. make immortal, grant eternal life; make eternally famous (also immortalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • immortalize — [i môrt′ l īz΄] vt. immortalized, immortalizing to make immortal; esp., to give lasting fame to immortalization n. immortalizer n …   English World dictionary

  • immortalize — UK [ɪˈmɔː(r)t(ə)laɪz] / US [ɪˈmɔrt(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms immortalize : present tense I/you/we/they immortalize he/she/it immortalizes present participle immortalizing past tense immortalized past participle immortalized to make… …   English dictionary

  • immortalize — verb Immortalize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑name …   Collocations dictionary

  • immortalize — immortal ► ADJECTIVE 1) living forever. 2) deserving to be remembered forever. ► NOUN 1) an immortal being, especially a god of ancient Greece or Rome. 2) a person of enduring fame. DERIVATIVES immortality noun …   English terms dictionary

  • immortalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: circa 1566 to make immortal • immortalization noun • immortalizer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • immortalize — immortalizable, adj. immortalization, n. immortalizer, n. /i mawr tl uyz /, v.t., immortalized, immortalizing. 1. to bestow unending fame upon; perpetuate. 2. to make immortal; endow with immortality. Also, esp. Brit., immortalise. [1560 70;… …   Universalium

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