verb re·mind \ri-ˈmīnd\

: to make (someone) think about something again : to cause (someone) to remember something

Full Definition of REMIND

transitive verb
:  to put in mind of something :  cause to remember
re·mind·er noun

Examples of REMIND

  1. She'll forget to call the doctor if you don't remind her.
  2. Remind me to buy some groceries after work.
  3. I constantly have to be reminded how to pronounce her name.
  4. I had to remind him that we were supposed to leave early.
  5. The audience was reminded to turn their cell phones off in the theater.
  6. The mail just arrived. That reminds me, did you mail that letter I gave you yesterday?

First Known Use of REMIND


Synonym Discussion of REMIND

remember, recollect, recall, remind, reminisce mean to bring an image or idea from the past into the mind. remember implies a keeping in memory that may be effortless or unwilled <remembers that day as though it were yesterday>. recollect implies a bringing back to mind what is lost or scattered <as near as I can recollect>. recall suggests an effort to bring back to mind and often to re-create in speech <can't recall the words of the song>. remind suggests a jogging of one's memory by an association or similarity <that reminds me of a story>. reminisce implies a casual often nostalgic recalling of experiences long past and gone <old college friends like to reminisce>.
REMINDING Defined for Kids


verb re·mind \ri-ˈmīnd\

Definition of REMIND for Kids

:  to cause to remember <I'm calling to remind you of your appointment.>
re·mind·er noun


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