monumentalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1857 to record or memorialize lastingly by a monument

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  • monumentalize — (v.) 1857, from MONMENTAL (Cf. monmental) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Monumentalized; monumentalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • monumentalize — [män΄yo͞o mənt līz΄, män′yə mən′t līz΄] vt. monumentalized, monumentalizing to make a lasting memorial or record of, as by a monument …   English World dictionary

  • monumentalize — monumentalization, n. /mon yeuh men tl uyz /, v.t., monumentalized, monumentalizing. to establish an enduring memorial or record of. Also, esp. Brit., monumentalise. [1855 60; MONUMENTAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • monumentalize — verb To make something become or appear monumental …   Wiktionary

  • monumentalize — mon·u·men·tal·ize …   English syllables

  • monumentalize — mon•u•men•tal•ize [[t]ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tlˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing to establish a memorial to • Etymology: 1855–60 mon u•men tal•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • monumentalize — v.tr. (also ise) record or commemorate by or as by a monument …   Useful english dictionary

  • Borromini, Francesco — orig. Francesco Castelli born Sept. 25, 1599, Bissone, Duchy of Lombardy died Aug. 2, 1667, Rome Italian Baroque architect. Though he worked with Gian Lorenzo Bernini on the design of the famous baldachin in St. Peter s Basilica, the two later… …   Universalium

  • BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo — (1598 1680)    Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the best known Italian architect of the Baroque era, was born during the time of the Counter Reformation and became the major architect in the revitalization of the city of Rome after the establishment of… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • commemorate — Synonyms and related words: beat the drum, blow the trumpet, celebrate, consecrate, dedicate, dress ship, fire a salute, hallow, hold jubilee, honor, immortalize, jubilate, jubilize, keep, maffick, make merry, mark, memorialize, monument,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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