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 for Commemorate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commemorate \Com*mem"o*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Commemorated; p. pr. & vb. n. Commemorating.] [L.
     commemoratus, p. p. of commemorare to remember; com- +
     memorare to mention, fr. memor mindful. See Memory.]
     To call to remembrance by a special act or observance; to
     celebrate with honor and solemnity; to honor, as a person or
     event, by some act of respect or affection, intended to
     preserve the remembrance of the person or event; as, to
     commemorate the sufferings and dying love of our Savior by
     the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; to commemorate the
     Declaration of Independence by the observance of the Fourth
     of July.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           We are called upon to commemorate a revolution.
                                                    --Atterbury.
  
     Syn: See Celebrate.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  commemorate
      v 1: mark by some ceremony or observation; "The citizens mark
           the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a
           parade" [syn: commemorate, mark]
      2: call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or
         something, as in a ceremony; "We remembered the 50th
         anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz"; "Remember the
         dead of the First World War" [syn: commemorate, remember]
      3: be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This
         sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration
         camps"; "We memorialized the Dead" [syn: commemorate,
         memorialize, memorialise, immortalize, immortalise,
         record]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "commemorate":
     beat the drum, blow the trumpet, celebrate, consecrate, dedicate,
     dress ship, fire a salute, hallow, hold jubilee, honor,
     immortalize, jubilate, jubilize, keep, maffick, make merry, mark,
     memorialize, monument, monumentalize, observe, remember, revere,
     reverence, salute, sanctify, signalize, solemnize, solemnly mark,
     sound a fanfare, venerate
  
  

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