[ kuh-mem-uh-reyt ]
/ kəˈmɛm əˌreɪt /
verb (used with object), com·mem·o·rat·ed, com·mem·o·rat·ing.
to serve as a memorial or reminder of: The monument commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
to honor the memory of by some observance: to commemorate the dead by a moment of silence; to commemorate Bastille Day.
to make honorable mention of.
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Origin of commemorate
OTHER WORDS FROM commemoratecom·mem·o·ra·ble, adjectivecom·mem·o·ra·tor, nounun·com·mem·o·rat·ed, adjective
Words nearby commemorate
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British Dictionary definitions for commemorable
/ (kəˈmɛməˌreɪt) /
(tr) to honour or keep alive the memory of
Derived forms of commemoratecommemorative or commemoratory, adjectivecommemoratively, adverbcommemorator, noun
Word Origin for commemorate
C16: from Latin commemorāre be mindful of, from com- (intensive) + memorāre to remind, from memor mindful
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