Pronunciation: (ku-mem'u-rāt"), [key]
—v.t., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
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.
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