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tr.v. mon·u·men·tal·ized, mon·u·men·tal·iz·ing, mon·u·men·tal·iz·es
To memorialize with a monument.


(ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to commemorate or immortalize with a monument


(ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tlˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to establish a memorial to.
mon`u•men`tal•i•za′tion, n.
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Verb1.monumentalize - record or memorialize lastingly with a monument
immortalise, immortalize, memorialise, memorialize, commemorate, record - be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"
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His poetics - and this holds for Kabelac's entire output - includes an ever present tendency for gravity of content, for monumental or monumentalising constructive and conceptual proportions.
Probably displayed upon the Pergamene acropolis, the sculpture's original would have enhanced the military success of the Attalids by heroising, and monumentalising, their defeated enemy.
This approach recalls 1950s Modernism with its penchant for monumentalising the old by setting it apart, rather than establishing an active relationship between old and new.