Com·mem·o·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Commemorated; p. pr. & vb. n. Commemorating.] 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. --Atterbury.
Syn: -- See Celebrate.
v 1: mark by some ceremony or observation; "We marked the
anniversary of his death" [syn: mark]
2: 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" [syn: remember]
3: be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This
sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration
camps"; "We memorialized the Dead" [syn: memorialize, memorialise,
immortalize, immortalise, record]