Translation of "commemorate" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kəˈmem.ə.reɪt/ us

to remember officially and give respect to a great person or event, especially by a public ceremony or by making a statue or special building

Gathered all together in this church, we commemorate those who lost their lives in the war.
A statue has been built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birthday.

(Translation of “commemorate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /kəˈmeməreit/

(of people) to honour the memory of (someone) by a solemn celebration

Once a year we commemorate his death in action by visiting his widow.

(of things) to serve as a memorial to (someone or something)

This inscription commemorates those who died.
commemorative /-tiv/ adjective

a commemorative coin/medal/stamp.
commemoration noun

a church service in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British West Indies.

(Translation of “commemorate” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)