Simple Definition of remember
: to have or keep an image or idea in your mind of (something or someone from the past) : to think of (something or someone from the past) again
: to cause (something) to come back into your mind
: to keep (information) in your mind : to not forget (something)
Full Definition of remember
1 : to bring to mind or think of again <remembers the old days>
3 a : to keep in mind for attention or consideration <remembers friends at Christmas> b : reward <was remembered in the will>
4 : to retain in the memory <remember the facts until the test is over>
5 : to convey greetings from <remember me to her>
1 : to exercise or have the power of memory
2 : to have a recollection or remembrance
Examples of remember
I remember my first day of school like it was yesterday.
Do you remember me? I used to work with you many years ago.
Remember when we went hiking last summer?
I remember telling him not to do it, but he did it anyway.
I remember what that felt like.
As far as I can remember, I've never been late to a meeting.
I couldn't remember how to spell her name.
I can't remember where I put that book.
I remembered that I had left my wallet at home.
What was it that I was going to ask him? I can't remember.
Origin of remember
Middle English remembren, from Anglo-French remembrer, from Late Latin rememorari, from Latin re- + Late Latin memorari to be mindful of, from Latin memor mindful — more at memory
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of remember
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