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English definition of “commemorate”

commemorate

verb [T]     /kəˈmeməreɪt/
to do something to show you remember an important person or event in the past with respect: A ceremony will be held to commemorate the battle.CeremoniesRemembering, reminding and reminders
commemoration     /kəˌmeməˈreɪʃən/ noun [U] a march in commemoration of the war of independence
(Definition of commemorate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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