V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to honor the memory of a person or event by a special act or observance; 2. to serve as memorial or reminder of

Synonyms: memorialize, observe, honor

Antonyms: dishonor, forget, ignore, neglect

Tips: Commemorate is derived from the Latin commemoratus, "to remind of." Think, "memoir" or "remember." We emphasize the continued importance of an event or a person's life via commemoration, or observation.

Usage Examples:

People often commemorate their deceased loved ones by bringing flowers to the gravesite. (memorialize, honor)

As Americans, we commemorate our independence and freedom by celebrating on July 4th. (remember, observe)

The President gave a beautiful speech of commemoration at the soldier's funeral. (observance, honor) noun

A war memorial was constructed to commemorate the courageous veterans. (memorialize, honor)

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