Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun commemoration

2 senses of commemoration

Sense 1
commemoration, memorialization, memorialisation -- (a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something)
       => ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance -- (a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor")

Sense 2
memorial, commemoration, remembrance -- (a recognition of meritorious service)
       => recognition, credit -- (approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying")

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