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 Park officials urge the public to remember that Yellowstone is home to hundreds of wild species, including two species of bears and other carnivores. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "Woman 'Gored' by a Bison After Trying to Take Its Photo at Yellowstone National Park," 30 June 2020 The caravan then traveled to Birmingham to remember Sgt. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Slain Alabama police officers honored in End of Watch Ride to Remember," 29 June 2020 Hundreds of people from the Grand Rapids Christian High School community gathered at the local football field Tuesday to remember one of their own. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Grand Rapids Christian football mourn teammate John Holmes; ' he really left his mark'," 27 June 2020 This may be the strangest summer in the history of San Francisco, a summer to remember. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "Without a tourist in sight, San Francisco is less lively," 27 June 2020 Now, the Barbosa family wants everyone to remember to take precautions as the state is halting reopening plans because of the surge in cases. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Surprise party in Texas leaves 18 people sick with coronavirus, grandfather fighting for his life," 26 June 2020 Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Beyoncé Is Getting A Huge Honor At The 2020 BET Awards," 26 June 2020 But the absence of other sounds is an opportunity to remember that the world around us is playing a continual symphony. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "The Complex Music of Car Tires," 25 June 2020 There isn't much reason to remember the Cadillac Catera. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "Infamous Characters from TV Commercials," 25 June 2020

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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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3 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Remember.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remember. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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