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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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He began contributing on a regular basis between 1868 and 1874, taking over as the STC's key poetic commemorator on trade culture and events.
Perhaps it is too late to wallow in the futility of nostalgia or to merely mourn those who deserve a lot more than condolences and commemorator. Perhaps it is foolish to cling to a specific point in history and allow that which should transcend to endure.
Laurel Amtower observes that as Giovanni repeats himself to the feast's guests in his effort to persuade them that indeed it is Annabella's heart skewered on the end of his dagger, he recapitulates and extends the organ's symbolic significance, its textual tissue: 'Giovanni's emblematic wielding of Annabella's heart before him signals his identity as lover, commemorator, and avenger', (11) Amtower remarks.
This gave her focal position as an anti-Nazi, as a witness, and as a commemorator of the Nazi event.
Bergamino in turn reflects the subtle mind and sharp rhetoric of his own commemorator, Filostrato, and perhaps the qualities of the model narrator of the Decameron.
A cluster of associations recurs: the poet's dead wife, her official commemorator, the themes of redemption and human value as illustrated by myth, poetry, and painting.
Woods makes a strong case for Lanyer's groundbreaking importance as perhaps the first woman to claim for herself the authority to write original poems (rather than translations) and also her use of dedicatory poems in "the unapologetic creation of a community of good women for whom another woman is the spokesperson and commemorator" (xxxi).
The age groups and baloguns (traditional war lords) display their horse ridding dexterity to the admiration of commemorators, guests and friends who visit Ijebu Ode for the festival.'