commemorate

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From Latin commemorare, from com- + memorare to remind of (see memory).

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commemorate (third-person singular simple present commemorates, present participle commemorating, simple past and past participle commemorated)

  1. (transitive) To honour the memory of someone or something with a ceremony.
    On November 11th we commemorate the fallen with a march.
  2. (transitive) To serve as a memorial to someone or something.
    The cenotaph commemorates the fallen.
  3. (transitive) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 2009, Naava Piatka, No Goodbyes: A Father-Daughter Memoir of Love, War and Resurrection, page 98:
      On the anniversary of Korczak's murder, Israel commemorated him with a special postal issue. As a stamp collector and philatelic columnist, it pleased me greatly when other countries followed Israel's example in honoring him.

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commemorate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of commemorare
  2. second-person plural imperative of commemorare
  3. feminine plural of commemorato

Latin[edit]

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commemorāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of commemorō