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commemorate

[ kuh-mem-uh-reyt ]
/ k蓹藞m蓻m 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), com路mem路o路rat路ed, com路mem路o路rat路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

1590鈥1600; <Latin commemor膩tus (past participle of commemor膩re) to recall, put on record, equivalent to com-com- + memor mindful + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM commemorate

com路mem路o路ra路ble, adjectivecom路mem路o路ra路tor, nounun路com路mem路o路rat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for commemorate

commemorate
/ (k蓹藞m蓻m蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to honour or keep alive the memory of

Derived forms of commemorate

commemorative or commemoratory, adjectivecommemoratively, adverbcommemorator, noun

Word Origin for commemorate

C16: from Latin commemor膩re be mindful of, from com- (intensive) + memor膩re to remind, from memor mindful
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