commemorate commemorate  /kə ˈmɛ mə ˌreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) mark by some ceremony or observation
  2. (v) call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony
  3. (v) be or provide a memorial to a person or an event

Usage(s):

  1. Tens of thousands lit white candles at a vigil to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square killings.
  2. The article mentions the 2005 events and exhibitions planned to commemorate the Lewis and Clark expedition.
  3. So, it is both fitting and ironic that our Dutch cousins commemorate our mutual anniversary with a tulip display.

News

  1. Gettysburg Community Theatre presents three productions to commemorate the 150th

    The artistic director of the Gettysburg Community Theatre started thinking about how to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg over a year ago.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Evening Sun

  2. Austinites commemorate Juneteenth

    Austinites will commemorate Juneteenth, the day Texas slaves learned of their freedom which was declared by then-President Abraham Lincoln.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KXAN 36 Austin

  3. Press Releases: Secretary of State John Kerry to Commemorate PEPFAR's 10th Anniversary

    Secretary of State John Kerry to Commemorate PEPFAR's 10th Anniversary Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 14, 2013 On Tuesday June 18, Secretary of State John Kerry will commemorate the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s 10th Anniversary and discuss progress that is being made in the fight against global AIDS. The event will take place at 10:00 am ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: U.S. Department of State

Quotes

  1. "We would be remiss if we did not commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., a champion of peace in a time of war," said Isaac Newton Farris Jr., a nephew of King.
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Isaac Newton Source: Forbes

  2. "This memorial is important from two points of view - to commemorate the victims, but also to make clear that even today, after we have achieved so much in terms of equal treatment, discrimination still exists daily," Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit...
    on May 27, 2008 By: Klaus Wowereit Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "How fitting that in 2007, as we commemorate the centennial of my dad's birth, we also pay tribute to another great American, Larry King, with this award," Patrick Wayne said in a statement released Tuesday.
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Patrick Wayne Source: Monterey County Herald

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