Definition of immortalize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

immortalize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈmɔːtəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɔːrtəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they immortalize
BrE BrE//ɪˈmɔːtəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɔːrtəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it immortalizes
BrE BrE//ɪˈmɔːtəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɔːrtəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple immortalized
BrE BrE//ɪˈmɔːtəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɔːrtəlaɪzd//
 
past participle immortalized
BrE BrE//ɪˈmɔːtəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɔːrtəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form immortalizing
BrE BrE//ɪˈmɔːtəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɔːrtəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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immortalize somebody/something (in something) to prevent somebody/something from being forgotten in the future, especially by mentioning them in literature, making films/movies about them, painting them, etc. The poet fell in love with her and immortalized her in his verse.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: immortalize