What does COMMEMORATE mean?

Definitions for COMMEMORATE
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commemorate, mark(verb)

    mark by some ceremony or observation

    "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"

  2. commemorate, remember(verb)

    call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony

    "We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz"; "Remember the dead of the First World War"

  3. commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, record(verb)

    be or provide a memorial to a person or an event

    "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"


  1. commemorate(Verb)

    To honour the memory of someone or something with a ceremony.

  2. commemorate(Verb)

    To serve as a memorial to someone or something.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commemorate(verb)

    to call to remembrance by a special act or observance; to celebrate with honor and solemnity; to honor, as a person or event, by some act of respect or affection, intended to preserve the remembrance of the person or event; as, to commemorate the sufferings and dying love of our Savior by the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; to commemorate the Declaration of Independence by the observance of the Fourth of July

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Commemorate

    kom-em′o-rāt, v.t. to call to remembrance by a solemn or public act: to celebrate: to preserve the memory of.—adj. Commem′orable.—n. Commemorā′tion, preserving the memory of some person or thing by a solemn ceremony: the specification of individual saints in the prayers for the dead: the great festival of the Oxford academic year, usually taking place on the third Wednesday after Trinity Sunday.—adjs. Commem′orative, Commem′oratory, tending or serving to commemorate.—n. Commem′orator. [L. commemoratus, pa.p. of commemorāre, to remember—com, inten., and memor, mindful.]

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  1. commemorate


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COMMEMORATE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COMMEMORATE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of COMMEMORATE in a Sentence

  1. Dorothy Gaiter:

    When you close a big deal or to commemorate a great event, there's only one choice: Champagne!

  2. Poland Janusz Urbanski:

    I wanted to make a big boat to commemorate her, maybe this is the biggest ship made from match sticks.

  3. Krzysztof Suchowierski:

    We cycled 76 days in winter through severely cold Yakutia to commemorate the victims of Soviet repression.

  4. Philip Hammond:

    Remember, thousands of British servicemen died in the Second World War in Asia and it's right that we commemorate that.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Jesus Christ is the reason for this season. Thus, as we commemorate his birth. May we spread the peace, hope and true love that his birth brought to humanity. Merry Christmas. -Emeasoba George

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