mark by some ceremony or observation
"The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"
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"
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"
To honour the memory of someone or something with a ceremony.
To serve as a memorial to someone or something.
Origin: From Latin commemorare, from com- + memorare to remind of (see memory).
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
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.]
The numerical value of commemorate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of commemorate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of commemorate in a Sentence
When you close a big deal or to commemorate a great event, there's only one choice: Champagne!
I wanted to make a big boat to commemorate her, maybe this is the biggest ship made from match sticks.
We cycled 76 days in winter through severely cold Yakutia to commemorate the victims of Soviet repression.
Remember, thousands of British servicemen died in the Second World War in Asia and it's right that we commemorate that.
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
Images & Illustrations of commemorate
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for commemorate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- отбелязвам годишнина, напомнямBulgarian
- به یاد بیاوریدPersian
- megemlékez, emlékét őrziHungarian
- بیرهوهریی کردنKurdish
- чтить, ознаменова́ть, ознамено́вывать, почти́тьRussian
Get even more translations for commemorate »
Find a translation for the commemorate definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Український (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Discuss these commemorate definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"commemorate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 21 Jul 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/commemorate>.