Commemorate Com*mem"o*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commemorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commemorating}.] [L. commemoratus, p. p. of commemorare to remember; com- + memorare to mention, fr. memor mindful. 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. [1913 Webster]

We are called upon to commemorate a revolution. --Atterbury.

Syn: See {Celebrate}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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