To honor or to serve as a memorial or monument to. Also see column, desco da parto, donation, memory, monolith, obelisk, pillar, plaque, posterity, and Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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  • Commemorate — Com*mem o*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commemorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commemorating}.] [L. commemoratus, p. p. of commemorare to remember; com + memorare to mention, fr. memor mindful. See {Memory}.] To call to remembrance by a special act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commemorate — index honor, keep (fulfill), recall (remember), recognize (acknowledge), remember Burton s L …   Law dictionary

  • commemorate — 1590s, from L. commemoratus, pp. of commemorare bring to remembrance (see COMMEMORATION (Cf. commemoration)). Related: Commemorated; commemorates; commemorating …   Etymology dictionary

  • commemorate — vb celebrate, observe, *keep, solemnize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • commemorate — [v] honor, observe occasion admire, celebrate, immortalize, keep, memorialize, monument, monumentalize, observe, pay tribute to, perpetuate, remember, salute, solemnize; concepts 69,377,384 Ant. dishonor, forget, neglect …   New thesaurus

  • commemorate — ► VERB ▪ honour the memory of as a mark of respect. DERIVATIVES commemoration noun commemorative adjective. ORIGIN Latin commemorare bring to remembrance …   English terms dictionary

  • commemorate — [kə mem′ə rāt΄] vt. commemorated, commemorating [< L commemoratus, pp. of commemorare, to call to mind < com , intens. + memorare, to remind: see MEMORY] 1. to honor the memory of, as by a ceremony 2. to keep alive the memory of; serve as a …   English World dictionary

  • commemorate — 01. The government has announced a new holiday to [commemorate] the birth of the nation s founder. 02. A $50 gold coin [commemorating] the Queen s visit has just been issued. 03. Celebrations planned to [commemorate] the discovery of the Americas …   Grammatical examples in English

  • commemorate — commemorable, adj. commemorator, n. /keuh mem euh rayt /, v.t., commemorated, commemorating. 1. to serve as a memorial or reminder of: The monument commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 2. to honor the memory of by some… …   Universalium

  • commemorate — verb Commemorate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ceremony, ↑festival, ↑memorial, ↑plaque Commemorate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑anniversary, ↑centenary, ↑death, ↑event, ↑hero, ↑victim …   Collocations dictionary

  • commemorate */ — UK [kəˈmeməreɪt] / US [kəˈmeməˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms commemorate : present tense I/you/we/they commemorate he/she/it commemorates present participle commemorating past tense commemorated past participle commemorated to show that you… …   English dictionary

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