Thesaurus

commemorate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of commemorate

  1. 1 to be a memorial of a stone obelisk commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill Synonyms of commemorate memorialize, monumentalize Words Related to commemorate celebrate, keep, observe, remember; enshrine, exalt, glorify, honor; bless, consecrate, sanctify, solemnize Near Antonyms of commemorate disgrace, dishonor

  2. 2 to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony let's commemorate Martin Luther King Day with readings of some of Dr. King's speeches Synonyms of commemorate celebrate, keep, observeWords Related to commemorate bless, consecrate, sanctify, solemnize; fete (or fête), honor, laud, praise; memorialize, rememberNear Antonyms of commemorate blow off, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlookAntonyms of commemorate break, transgress, violate

Synonym Discussion of commemorate

keep, observe, celebrate, commemorate mean to notice or honor a day, occasion, or deed. keep stresses the idea of not neglecting or violating.
    • kept the Sabbath by refraining from work
observe suggests marking the occasion by ceremonious performance.
    • not all holidays are observed nationally
celebrate suggests acknowledging an occasion by festivity.
    • traditionally celebrates Thanksgiving with a huge dinner
commemorate suggests that an occasion is marked by observances that remind one of the origin and significance of the event.
    • commemorate Memorial Day with the laying of wreaths


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