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Word: commemorate

Definition: honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war


Sentences Containing 'commemorate'

It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?
I begged Mr. Micawber to fill us bumpers, and proposed the toast in due form: shaking hands with him across the table, and kissing Mrs. Micawber, to commemorate that eventful occasion.

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