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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (3)

1. mark by some ceremony or observation;
- Example: "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"
[syn: commemorate, mark]

2. call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony;
- Example: "We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz"
- Example: "Remember the dead of the First World War"
[syn: commemorate, remember]

3. be or provide a memorial to a person or an event;
- Example: "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"
- Example: "We memorialized the Dead"
[syn: commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, record]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Commemorate \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. [1913 Webster] We are called upon to commemorate a revolution. --Atterbury. Syn: See Celebrate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

commemorate v 1: mark by some ceremony or observation; "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade" [syn: commemorate, 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: commemorate, 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: commemorate, memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise, record]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "commemorate": beat the drum, blow the trumpet, celebrate, consecrate, dedicate, dress ship, fire a salute, hallow, hold jubilee, honor, immortalize, jubilate, jubilize, keep, maffick, make merry, mark, memorialize, monument, monumentalize, observe, remember, revere, reverence, salute, sanctify, signalize, solemnize, solemnly mark, sound a fanfare, venerate