eternize [ih-tur-nahyz] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for eternize on verb (used with object), e·ter·nized, e·ter·niz·ing.

  1. to make eternal; perpetuate.
  2. to immortalize.

Also especially British, e·ter·nise. Origin of eternize From the Medieval Latin word ēternizāre, dating back to 1560–70. See eterne, -ize Related formse·ter·ni·za·tion, nounun·e·ter·nized, adjective Related Words for eternize preserve, eternalize, memorialize Examples from the Web for eternize Historical Examples of eternize

  • The love of the future,—the yearning to perpetuate and eternize that which one loves.

    The Insect

    Jules Michelet

  • They should be reprinted at the end of the “Encyclopdia,” to eternize their shame.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • This man was valorous, and his kindness was worthy to be celebrated and to eternize his name, and his sorrow mourned for.

    The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros

    Pedro Fernandez de Quiros

  • Julius Csar was noe less diligent to eternize his name be the pen then be the suord.

    Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue

    Alexander Hume

  • Chaucer is himself the great poetical observer of men, who in every age is born to record and eternize its acts.

    English Critical Essays


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