remind

verb
re·​mind | \ ri-ˈmīnd How to pronounce remind (audio) \
reminded; reminding; reminds

Definition of remind

transitive verb

: to put in mind of something : cause to remember

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Other Words from remind

reminder noun

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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 remind in a Sentence

She'll forget to call the doctor if you don't remind her. Remind me to buy some groceries after work. I constantly have to be reminded how to pronounce her name. I had to remind him that we were supposed to leave early. The audience was reminded to turn their cell phones off in the theater. The mail just arrived. That reminds me, did you mail that letter I gave you yesterday?
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Recent Examples on the Web

The rug, based on a Roman design from the 1930s, reminded me of water, in an abstract way. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Dream House on the Malibu Coast with Breathtaking Views," 12 Feb. 2019 Its design reminds me of the iPhone 5 or iPhone SE in that regard. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "2018 iPad Pro hands-on: Improving on the world’s best tablet," 30 Oct. 2018 The lack of specificity reminds me of the blank space placards held at protests, each article leaving room for the next dumpster-diving homeless man shot and killed. Sadia Hassan, Longreads, "Silence is a Lonely Country: A Prayer in Twelve Parts," 13 July 2018 There are no shortage of advertisements reminding women to be doting, selfless mothers; to be exquisite cooks; and joyful cleaners of laundry; and to never, ever, ever let our looks go. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Reactions to Gillette Ad Prove Toxic Masculinity Is Real," 18 Jan. 2019 The show aims to turn romantic comedy tropes on their heads, reminding viewers at every turn that Joe's relationship with Guinevere Beck is anything but healthy. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Penn Badgley Reminds Fans His "You" Character Joe Goldberg Is the Worst," 9 Jan. 2019 That's what Monaco's Prince Jacques reminded us earlier today, during the Monaco National Day celebrations in Monte Carlo. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince Jacques Dropped His Action Figure Into the Crowd During Monaco's National Day Celebrations," 19 Nov. 2018 Facebook gains nothing from this meme (besides reminding us of the questionable fashion trends of 2009). Vogue, "The Best 10-Year Challenge Photos, Which Is Totally Not a Data-Harvesting Ruse," 17 Jan. 2019 State troopers are also reminding drivers to control speeds and adapt to rainy conditions. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Slippery I-90 lane closed for emergency fix in Cle Elum," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of remind

1621, in the meaning defined above

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23 Feb 2019

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The first known use of remind was in 1621

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remind

verb

English Language Learners Definition of remind

: to make (someone) think about something again : to cause (someone) to remember something

remind

verb
re·​mind | \ ri-ˈmīnd How to pronounce remind (audio) \
reminded; reminding

Kids Definition of remind

: to cause to remember I'm calling to remind you of your appointment.

Other Words from remind

reminder noun

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