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tr.v. com·mem·o·rat·ed, com·mem·o·rat·ing, com·mem·o·rates
1. To honor the memory of (a person or event, for example), especially with a ceremony. See Synonyms at observe.
2. To serve as a memorial to: The statue commemorates the discovery of anesthesia.

[Latin commemorāre, commemorāt-, to remind : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + memorāre, to remind (from memor, mindful; see (s)mer- in Indo-European roots).]

com·mem′o·ra′tor n.
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Adj.1.commemorating - intended as a commemoration; "a commemorative plaque"
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7) An act of communion -- the drinking of the potion here described -- was one of the most important pieces of ritual in the Eleusinian mysteries, as commemorating the sorrows of the goddess.
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A memorial service was held on the Butte, and the villagers created a display commemorating the attack, and the role of the village and its occupants in the war, one gentleman very proudly pointing out his grandfather and showing us his medals.
During the centenary of the First World War, Beamish has been commemorating different aspects and events of the conflict.
Commemorating the 11th anniversary of the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a march of Palestinians moved towards the northern entrance of Ramallah where clashes erupted between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces.
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The higher committee for commemorating Nakba Day, along with the Higher National Committee for defending the Right of Return, said that a program of events will take place throughout the day in the West Bank.
Talks, films, art shows, and theater performances commemorating the Nakba will take place across the West Bank, and scout groups will perform in several cities.
The exhibition featured coins with the Bengali script imprinted on them, as well as coins commemorating important historical landmarks.
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