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Definitions of commemorate

  1. To call to remembrance by a solemn or public act. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. To call to remembrance by a solemn act. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To celebrate the memory of; keep in remembrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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; to celebrate with honour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. 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.
  7. COMMEMORATION. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for commemorate

  1. " Sir, there is on the heights of Boulogne a monument, built to commemorate the assembly of the Grand Army, and collectors of coins still cherish those productions of the Paris Mint, which bear the legend, 'Napoleon, Emperor, London, 1804. ' But, sir, the statue of Napoleon which stands on the summit of that monument faces not westward but eastward. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  2. This chapel was built soon after 1342 to commemorate the miracle to which the church owes its name. – Portuguese Architecture by Walter Crum Watson
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