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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.
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(ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to commemorate or immortalize with a monument
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Upcoming projects aim to monumentalize the Infinity series through public commissions.
The piece is like a modernist Tower of Babel: In the end, the only thing left for contemporary sculpture to monumentalize is the demise that follows modernist hubris.
Yet the attempt to monumentalize The Excursion through the durable form of the quarto also displayed the contradictions at the core of Wordsworth's ideological project.
Almost all the transnational, state-sponsored mosques she discusses emphasize a historic style, she says, and this stylistic accent is not simply an attribute of postmodernity or a cynical reference to the past, but a need to monumentalize different periods of Islamic history in order to capitalize on the zeitgeist of contemporary Islam, in which backward glances appear to provide direction and serve as inspiration for communities and governments seeking a new vision for the future.
The uplighting is also intended to monumentalize the Seaboard, to make it feel bigger and more solid, and to reinforce its masculine stance.
In an imaginative reading of the frontispieces chosen by the poet to adorn the title pages in the American editions of his two collections North of Boston and Mountain interval, Kosc proves that these images were far from mere decoration, intended to monumentalize an American classic.
As shall be explored in this article, attributing to Laura-Medusa the power to monumentalize the poet in marble denies the beloved agency and power over the poet-lover since she becomes, like Medusa, a tool in the hands of the poet.
His public artwork of an excavated pathway preserved and exposed under glass in an attempt to monumentalize collective memory in a country like China which has seen rapid urbanization.
The oral "harvest" of ballads attempts to define ballads as a national inheritance, a romantic and paradoxical effort to "monumentalize and make permanent ...
For all the traditional associations of the feminine with fecundity, even the latter-day Cycladic sisters of the series monumentalize another organism's death, though it is only a single tree.
Aesthetic representations of nature, for Bate, monumentalize nature and, by doing so, dramatize the poignant and irremediable loss of the physical world and, in turn, the insufficiencies of any monument that would give homage to it.
As we move from the parading socialist tanks to the capitalist helicopter transporting the dismantled Lenin statue, we see political and social change sweep across the street that was meant to monumentalize social realism in everyday life.