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English definition of “commemorate”

commemorate

verb [T]  /kəˈmem·əˌreɪt/ us  
to show honor to the memory of an important person or event in a special way: The ceremonies commemorated the 20th anniversary of the founding of the school.
commemorative
adjective  /kəˈmem·ər·ə·t̬ɪv/ us  
The Elvis Presley commemorative stamp was eagerly bought by collectors.
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