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commemorate

com·mem·o·rate

commemorate

 
 
pronunciation:
k me m reIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: commemorated, commemorates, commemorating
definition 1: to serve as a reminder of or memorial to.
synonyms:
celebrate, memorialize
similar words:
honor, observe
definition 2: to honor the memory of with some special token or ceremony.
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a postage stamp that commemorates Mother Teresa's birthday.
synonyms:
celebrate, memorialize
similar words:
honor, observe
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derivation: commemorator (n.)
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