Definitions for: Commemorate

[v] 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"
[v] be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"
[v] mark by some ceremony or observation; "We marked the anniversary of his death"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

We are called upon to commemorate a revolution.

Syn: See Celebrate.

Synonyms: immortalise, immortalize, mark, memorialise, memorialize, record, remember

See Also: celebrate, keep, monumentalise, monumentalize, observe, remind

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