commemorate

[kuh-mem-uh-reyt]
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; < Latin commemorātus (past participle of commemorāre) to recall, put on record, equivalent to com- com- + memor mindful + -ātus -ate1

commemorable, adjective
commemorator, noun
uncommemorated, adjective
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commemorate (kəˈmɛməˌreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to honour or keep alive the memory of
 
[C16: from Latin commemorāre be mindful of, from com- (intensive) + memorāre to remind, from memor mindful]
 
com'memorative
 
adj
 
com'memoratory
 
adj
 
com'memoratively
 
adv
 
com'memorator
 
n

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commemorate
1590s, from L. commemoratus, pp. of commemorare (see commemoration). Related: commemorating (1766); commemorated; commemorates.
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Example sentences
That's the time to have balanced accounts, gained traction, become the proper
  statue to commemorate one's proper life.
To commemorate the anniversary of these first flights, there is an annual
  celebration at the site.
We commemorate and look back at the goals and objectives of the sorority and
  fraternity.
It has been the custom in all civilized countries and ages to erect statues to
  commemorate the deeds and the virtues of the dead.
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