remember

verb
re·​mem·​ber | \ ri-ˈmem-bər How to pronounce remember (audio) \
remembered; remembering\ ri-​ˈmem-​b(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce remembering (audio) \

Definition of remember

transitive verb

1 : to bring to mind or think of again remembers the old days
2 archaic
b : remind
3a : 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

intransitive verb

1 : to exercise or have the power of memory
2 : to have a recollection or remembrance

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Other Words from remember

rememberability \ ri-​ˌmem-​b(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce rememberability (audio) \ noun
rememberable \ ri-​ˈmem-​b(ə-​)rə-​bəl How to pronounce rememberable (audio) \ adjective
rememberer \ ri-​ˈmem-​bər-​ər How to pronounce rememberer (audio) \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for remember

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

Examples of remember in a Sentence

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Apart from cleaning your hands, remember not to touch your face, something that is often easier said than done. Colleen Kelly, Star Tribune, "What you need to know about the novel coronavirus," 5 Aug. 2020 But Tuesday night will be remember as the light at the end of a week-long tunnel. Max Marcovitch, sun-sentinel.com, "Win lifts spirits for first-place Miami Marlins after tumultuous week," 5 Aug. 2020 This is another cause of vaginitis (which, remember, is vaginal inflammation that can include swelling). Isadora Baum, SELF, "8 Reasons Your Vulva or Vagina Might Get All Swollen," 5 Aug. 2020 In other words, your best chance at orgasming with vaginal penetration, says Druet, is adding clitoral stimulation—remember those nerve endings! Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, Glamour, "25 Amazing Vagina Facts All Women Should Know," 4 Aug. 2020 Sleep feeds our creativity and cognitive function, which describes our mental abilities to learn, think, reason, remember, problem solve, make decisions and pay attention. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "10 ways sleep can change your life," 4 Aug. 2020 O’Keefe’s wealthy donors surely remember these and other victories in vivid detail, in no small measure because they are reiterated tirelessly during O’Keefe’s paid speaking engagements and fundraising conclaves. Matthew Phelan, The New Republic, "Inside the Project Veritas Plan to Steal the Election," 3 Aug. 2020 Super Two usually applies to players with two years and at least 130 days of service time (remember, it's prorated this year). Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Why didn't Detroit Tigers call up Casey Mize? A deeper look at the factors at play," 2 Aug. 2020 And remember the Chiefs, with Patrick Mahomes and nearly every starter from a Super Bowl champ coming back. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Bill Belichick faces challenge of his career with Tom Brady gone and COVID-19 opt-outs thinning roster," 2 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'remember.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of remember

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of remember was in the 14th century

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8 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Remember.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remember. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for remember

remember

verb
How to pronounce remember (audio)

English Language Learners 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)

remember

verb
re·​mem·​ber | \ ri-ˈmem-bər How to pronounce remember (audio) \
remembered; remembering

Kids Definition of remember

1 : to bring to mind or think of again Do you remember my name?
2 : to keep in mind Please remember your promise.
3 : to pass along greetings from Remember us to your family.

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