Commemorate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈmeməreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word commemorate
Brit.  |kəˈmɛməreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word commemorate

verb

- celebrate by some ceremony or observation (syn: mark)
- call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony (syn: remember)
- be or provide a memorial to a person or an event(syn: immortalise, immortalize, memorialise, memorialize)

This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps

Examples

The festival commemorates the town's founding.

The plaque commemorates the battle that took place here 200 years ago.

Each year on this date we commemorate our ancestors with a special ceremony.

a parade to commemorate the town's bicentenary

Keats' death is commemorated in a fine poem by Shelley.

This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: commemorate
he/she/it: commemorates
present participle: commemorating
past tense: commemorated
past participle: commemorated
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