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

transitive verb

: to put in mind of something : cause to remember
Choose the Right Synonym for remind

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?
Recent Examples on the Web The call to prayer reminded Caramazza of her childhood spent in Jordan. Hoda Sherif, TIME, 10 May 2024 The Fall Guy reminded me a bit of Last Action Hero. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for remind 

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remind was in 1621

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Cite this Entry

“Remind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​mind ri-ˈmīnd How to pronounce remind (audio)
: to put in mind of something : cause to remember
remind a child that it is bedtime
reminder noun
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