What does the word commemorate mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Alice Morse Earle