in memory of


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in memory of someone

to continue the good memories of someone; for the honor of a deceased person. Many streets were renamed in memory of John F. Kennedy. We planted roses in memory of my deceased father.
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in memory of somebody

also in somebody's memory
in order to honor someone who has died and to help people remember them A service was held in memory of the earthquake victims. Donations can be made to the Heart Association in Diane's memory.
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in memory of

As a reminder of or memorial to. For example, In memory of Grandma we put flowers on her grave every Easter, or In memory of our happy times here we've planted a little garden. [First half of 1300s]
See also: memory, of