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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The unedited conversation below shows the chatbot’s ability to learn from the web and remember—but also that the technology still has some way to go. Wired, 7 Aug. 2022 More importantly l remember the radio announcer that day even more than the players on the field. Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2022 Anyone born later than the 1980s may not even remember the taste of old corn, which could be gloriously milky in texture but deeply unreliable in its sweetness. Bee Wilson, WSJ, 6 Aug. 2022 San Diego State football coach Brady Hoke has been around long enough to remember when fall camp was a survival test. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2022 The first three, as most remember, went to Baltimore in convincing fashion. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 6 Aug. 2022 Kravchenko doesn’t remember much about the day of Tair’s murder that December. New York Times, 5 Aug. 2022 Call up your local shop for rates, and remember that paying for quality jewelry is more fun than paying for a doctor's visit for an infected nipple. Taylore Glynn, Allure, 5 Aug. 2022 But what people don’t remember, Cora said with a smile, were the two at-bats prior to his homer. Julian Mcwilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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9 Aug 2022

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“Remember.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remember. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for remember

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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