verb (used with object), com·mem·o·rat·ed, com·mem·o·rat·ing.
- comme ci, comme ça,
- comme il faut,
- commedia dell'arte,
Origin of commemorate
Examples from the Web for commemorate
At one point, Turness suggested that Gregory have a live band close out the show to commemorate the death of Nelson Mandela.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, to commemorate her 75th birthday, the two got matching butterfly tattoos on their wrists.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the Giglese will commemorate the shipwreck with a prayer service on Jan. 13 every year, and nothing more.
Nearly 10,000 people, most of them freedmen, gathered in the freshly landscaped burial ground to commemorate the dead.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, the date is used to commemorate those who have died in all conflicts.
“All but putting a bronze tablet in the gym, to commemorate the pluck you showed,” added Tom.A Quarter-Back's Pluck|Lester Chadwick
In precisely the same way the Persian feast of the Magophonia was supposed to commemorate a victory over and massacre of the Magi.Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
I will do something to commemorate this anniversary, she thought.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Our approaching centennial celebration is to commemorate the Declaration of Independence, which was based on individual rights.
The event which we commemorate is all-important, not merely in our own annals, but in those of the world.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Word Origin for commemorate
1590s, from Latin commemoratus, past participle of commemorare "bring to remembrance" (see commemoration). Related: Commemorated; commemorates; commemorating.