follow Dictionary.com

Write a Super Short Story to win an iPod!

commemorate

[kuh-mem-uh-reyt] /kəˈmɛm əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), commemorated, commemorating.
1.
to serve as a memorial or reminder of:
The monument commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
2.
to honor the memory of by some observance:
to commemorate the dead by a moment of silence; to commemorate Bastille Day.
3.
to make honorable mention of.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin commemorātus (past participle of commemorāre) to recall, put on record, equivalent to com- com- + memor mindful + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
commemorable, adjective
commemorator, noun
uncommemorated, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for commemorable

commemorate

/kəˈmɛməˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to honour or keep alive the memory of
Derived Forms
commemorative, commemoratory, adjective
commemoratively, adverb
commemorator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin commemorāre be mindful of, from com- (intensive) + memorāre to remind, from memor mindful
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for commemorable

commemorate

v.

1590s, from Latin commemoratus, past participle of commemorare "bring to remembrance" (see commemoration). Related: Commemorated; commemorates; commemorating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for commemorable

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends