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.
adj : intended as a commemoration; "a commemorative plaque" [syn: