v. serve as a memorial to; honor the memory of with a ceremony
The story of Fairchild that Mr. Moore was helping to commemorate is well-known in Silicon Valley.
The event marked the completion of the new “club nautique” pavilions, built to commemorate the city’s year as “European Capital of Culture“.
Sentence in Classic:
THIS is not the place to commemorate the trials and privations endured by the immigrant Mormons before they came to their final haven.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
If we wanted to conceal the noble action this purse commemorates, we should not expose it thus to view.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Zeena always came back laden with expensive remedies, and her last visit to Springfield had been commemorated by her paying twenty dollars for an electric battery of which she had never been able to learn the use.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
They were the bonfires of other parishes and hamlets that were engaged in the same sort of commemoration.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
No sound louder than a stifled sob had been heard among them, nor had even a limb been moved throughout that long and painful period, except to perform the simple and touching offerings that were made, from time to time, in commemoration of the dead.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context