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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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Removal is one response -- the other is to provide, on the monument, a detailed account of what the figures monumentalized were fighting to protect.
Even the flea is monumentalized in stone because it lives by sucking blood.
Vicente Sotto of Cebu, Isabelo de los Reyes of Ilokos, and Iluminado Lucente of Leyte, all venerated writers hailing from the regions, are the next proposed writers to be monumentalized.
Cape or shawl, apron or bib, cuff or collar--these are slightly enlarged from their familiar bodily scale, not monumentalized but thoughtfully magnified, dramatized, at times hyperbolized.
The archaeological remains allow Julien to explore the aftermath of conquest with a shift in property ownership and a resettlement program, monumentalized in the massive terrace walls and field divisions detected along the Chinchaysuyu road.
Perhaps their success in making colonial heritage 'available as a stage set for consumption practices and, indeed, as a consumable spectacle in itself', as Peleggi (2005:264) argues is true of monumentalized colonial hotels in Southeast Asia, opened officials' eyes to the potential to 'tap into the high-end segment of the international tourism market', as neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia had discovered before.
Despite this, from their morphology we can deduce that these kind of tumuli contains individual burials, minimally monumentalized.
These enduring symbols of gentility, born out of the idyllic space of the Old South, are monumentalized in the space of the plantation house.
The change in her power's effects, from stone to marble, furthermore draws attention to the reversal of what her power represents: from the history-less void of her cave from which no man ever returns, to the monumentalized fame of Cepheus's banquet.
Margaret More Roper and the Cooke sisters as humanist-educated prodigies, Mary Wroth holding an archlute in the Penshurst portrait, Margaret Cavendish propounding her self-generated model of literary fame, and Katherine Philips monumentalized in the folio-sized bust in her posthumous Poems (1667): all are historical entities that supplant the ghostly figure of Virginia Woolf's Judith Shakespeare, an embodied female parallel to the curiously bodiless William, whose texts are more real than he is.
Kristeva's discourse on "abjection" serves Brown here as a model for understanding how historicism in music, monumentalized in the nineteenth-century Bach revival, might operate on a smaller, more penetrative scale between Romantic and Baroque composers, "not as an instance of psychological encounter, but as an alternative to it, a different way of meeting the other and positioning the self" (164).
I guess we like things that are potentially monumental, but that aren't necessarily monumentalized, yet.