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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of commemorare, from com- ( COM-) + memorare 'to remind of'

commemorate

verb
     
com‧mem‧o‧rate [transitive]
to do something to show that you remember and respect someone important or an important event in the past:
a parade to commemorate the town's bicentenary
commemorative adjective:
a commemorative plaque

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