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

Additionally, although both Emma and Evan live their lives in a very public spotlight, fans should remember to respect their privacy during this time. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Emma Roberts and Evan Peters Have Reportedly Broken Up," 20 Mar. 2019 And remember that this doesn't have to take place in a pool: A baby or toddler can take in water from the bath, toilet, or even buckets of standing water. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "What Every Parent Needs to Know About "Dry Drowning"," 27 Mar. 2019 You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, ""Riverdale" Stars and Celebrities React to Luke Perry's Death," 4 Mar. 2019 The truth is, the cultural sphere has been remembering and forgetting royal queerness for centuries. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Beyond The Favourite: The Royal Family's Very Queer History," 22 Feb. 2019 Also remember that this special is only available for coach seats, and there are no upgrades available. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Amtrak Is Having a Massive 2-for-1 Sale Just in Time for Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2019 But remember, McDonald’s went into salad, and nobody wanted salad from McDonald’s. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company," 17 Dec. 2018 Newsletter Sign-up That’s worth remembering as the NBA enters the stretch run of the regular season. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "Buy Low on LeBron James and the Lakers," 15 Feb. 2019 But that hasn't stopped aviation enthusiasts from remembering the Concorde and striving to bring it back. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "The Concorde's Iconic 'Droop Nose' Is Being Fully Restored," 8 Feb. 2019

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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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remember

verb

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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