remember

verb
re·​mem·​ber | \ ri-ˈmem-bər How to pronounce remember (audio) \
remembered; remembering\ ri-​ˈmem-​b(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce remember (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 remember (audio) \ noun
rememberable \ ri-​ˈmem-​b(ə-​)rə-​bəl How to pronounce remember (audio) \ adjective
rememberer \ ri-​ˈmem-​bər-​ər How to pronounce remember (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 Actually the fourth one’s name was Mike but few today remember that. David M. Shribman, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Those were (still are) the days’," 9 Jan. 2021 More importantly than that, however, let history always remember the fearless heart inside this virtuoso. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "The ultimate teammate, Alabama Heisman winner DeVonta Smith dazzled with football artistry," 6 Jan. 2021 But nobody’s going to remember that if the Browns can’t make their return to the playoffs (after a 17-year absence) Sunday night. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Unleash the hound: It’s Warriors’ Draymond Green against the Clippers," 5 Jan. 2021 Telling his story Even at age 88, there are some things Godfrey, who goes by his middle name, can still remember. Alexis Cubit, USA TODAY, "Godfrey recollects time as part of Negro Baseball League on 100th anniversary," 1 Jan. 2021 Just remember to act fast, because this sale on sale ends on New Years Day. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Sephora Just Announced A Huge After-Christmas Flash Sale," 29 Dec. 2020 Nobody is going to remember who won the Blazers’ final preseason game. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers blown out by Denver Nuggets in preseason finale: Live updates recap," 18 Dec. 2020 The first thing is to remember that the issues are at the most fundamental levels of our lives —sustenance and mortality. Steve West, sun-sentinel.com, "Who’s keeping score? | Opinion," 17 Dec. 2020 Just remember, even with healthier appetizers, portion size still matters. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Two ingredient bruschetta topping is low-fat and easy to prepare," 17 Dec. 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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17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Remember.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remember. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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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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