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Respectful RemembrancePlay
Use 'commemorate' when expressing deep respect for someone or marking the significance of a historical event. SlideThe museum exhibit was designed to commemorate the civil rights movement.
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Solemn OccasionsPlay
'Commemorate' often implies a solemn or serious recognition, suitable for formal events. SlideDignitaries gathered to commemorate the treaty signing.
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Annual ObservancesPlay
People frequently commemorate yearly anniversaries of important events, not just one-time ceremonies. SlideThe community came together to commemorate the town's founding each spring.