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Definition of commemorate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

commemorate

 verb
verb
NAmE//kəˈmɛməˌreɪt//
 
commemorate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they commemorate
 
he / she / it commemorates
 
past simple commemorated
 
-ing form commemorating
 
 
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to remind people of an important person or event from the past with a special action or object; to exist to remind people of a person or an event from the past A series of movies will be shown to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death. A plaque commemorates the battle.
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