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verb rem·i·nisce \ˌre-mə-ˈnis\

: to talk, think, or write about things that happened in the past


Full Definition of REMINISCE

intransitive verb
:  to indulge in reminiscence
rem·i·nis·cer \-ˈni-sər\ noun

Examples of REMINISCE

  1. He reminisced with old buddies at his high school reunion.
  2. She reminisced about her time in Europe.
  3. Ray pauses to point out the Whisky a Go Go, on Sunset Boulevard, and reminisces about the night Elvis Presley went there to see the Kinks play. —David Wild, Rolling Stone, 13 May 1993


back-formation from reminiscence
First Known Use: 1829

Synonym Discussion of REMINISCE

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>.
REMINISCE Defined for Kids


verb rem·i·nisce \ˌre-mə-ˈnis\

Definition of REMINISCE for Kids

:  to talk or think about things in the past


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