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Etymology edit

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

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  • IPA(key): /kəˈmɛməˌɹeɪt/
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commemorate (third-person singular simple present commemorates, present participle commemorating, simple past and past participle commemorated)

  1. (transitive) To honour the memory of someone or something with a ceremony or object.
    On November 11th we commemorate the fallen with a march.
    • 2009, Naava Piatka, No Goodbyes: A Father-Daughter Memoir of Love, War and Resurrection, page 98:
      On the anniversary of Korczak's murder, Israel commemorated him with a special postal issue. As a stamp collector and philatelic columnist, it pleased me greatly when other countries followed Israel's example in honoring him.
  2. (transitive) To serve as a memorial to someone or something.
    The cenotaph commemorates the fallen.

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  1. inflection of commemorare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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commemorate f pl

  1. feminine plural of commemorato

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  1. second-person plural present active imperative of commemorō