commemorator

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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