Part of speech: verb

To celebrate the memory of; keep in remembrance.

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Usage examples "commemorate":

  1. It was dedicated on September 2, 1873, to commemorate the great victories of 1870 and 1871. The massive square pedestal is adorned with reliefs in bronze. - "Shepp's Photographs of the World", James W. Shepp Daniel B. Shepp.
  2. As I trust you have mastered the suggestions of that report, I do not purpose re- stating them to you in detail, but I would remind you that I propose that the memorial should bear the name of the Imperial Institute of the United Kingdom, the Colonies, and India, and that it must find its home within buildings of a character worthy to commemorate the Jubilee year of the Queen's reign. - "Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888", Edward VII.
  3. Fires are still lighted on the 5th of November in New England towns by boys, who know not what they commemorate. - "Customs and Fashions in Old New England", Alice Morse Earle.