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Definition of commemorate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

commemorate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəˈmeməreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmeməreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they commemorate
BrE BrE//kəˈmeməreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmeməreɪt//
 
he / she / it commemorates
BrE BrE//kəˈmeməreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmeməreɪts//
 
past simple commemorated
BrE BrE//kəˈmeməreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmeməreɪtɪd//
 
past participle commemorated
BrE BrE//kəˈmeməreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmeməreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form commemorating
BrE BrE//kəˈmeməreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmeməreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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commemorate something/somebody 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. Wordfinderanniversary, birthday, celebrate, commemorate, festivity, jubilee, occasion, parade, party, reception Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin commemorat- ‘brought to remembrance’, from the verb commemorare, from com- ‘altogether’ + memorare ‘relate’ (from memor ‘mindful’).
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