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
In addition, public history has already begun to play a prominent role in
  commemorating the war.
Evidently, he prizes fruit: there is now a national holiday commemorating local
  melons.
And of course interest is high, now that we've begun commemorating the
  sesquicentennial anniversaries of the war's key events.
It was her job to mail special cards to members of the group, commemorating the
  anniversaries of their children's deaths.
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