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Definitions of commemorate

  1. mark by some ceremony or observation; "We marked the anniversary of his death" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony; "We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz"; "Remember the dead of the First World War" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To call to remembrance by a special act or observance; to celebrate with honor and solemnity; to honor, as a person or event, by some act of respect or affection, intended to preserve the remembrance of the person or event; as, to commemorate the sufferings and dying love of our Savior by the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; to commemorate the Declaration of Independence by the observance of the Fourth of July. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. To call to remembrance by a solemn act; celebrate with honor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To call to remembrance by a solemn or public act. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. COMMEMORATION. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To call to remembrance by a solemn act. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To celebrate the memory of; keep in remembrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To call to remembrance by a solemn act; to celebrate with honour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To call to remembrance by a special act; to do honour to the memory of an individual or some act of his; to celebrate with honour some past event. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. kom-em'o-r[=a]t, v.t. to call to remembrance by a solemn or public act: to celebrate: to preserve the memory of.--adj. COMMEM'ORABLE.--n. COMMEMOR[=A]'TION, preserving the memory of some person or thing by a solemn ceremony: the specification of individual saints in the prayers for the dead: the great festival of the Oxford academic year, usually taking place on the third Wednesday after Trinity Sunday.--adjs. COMMEM'ORATIVE, COMMEM'ORATORY, tending or serving to commemorate.--n. COMMEM'ORATOR. [L. commemoratus, pa.p. of commemor[=a]re, to remember--com, inten., and memor, mindful.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Celebrate in speech or writing; preserve in memory by some celebration; (of things) be a memorial of. Hence commemorative a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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