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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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 newest model reminds me of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro or the current iPad Air, but just a hair smaller. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "We got our hands on the 7th Gen iPad 10.2"," 12 Sep. 2019 That reminds one of the thermodynamic second law, that entropy always increases. Quanta Magazine, "Are We All Wrong About Black Holes?," 10 Sep. 2019 That reminds one of the thermodynamic second law, that entropy always increases. Wired, "Are We All Wrong About Black Holes?," 8 Sep. 2019 The good book reminds us in the parable of the talents about properly investing in what we have been given. Peter San Nicolas, Ramona Sentinel, "Ramona’s Trainer: You have been entrusted with much," 6 Sep. 2019 At a time when British acts like Led Zeppelin, John Mayall and The Yardbirds were storming the charts with their interpretations of the genre, King reminded the world that the blues were an American art form. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Best Songs of 1969: Staff Picks," 14 Aug. 2019 Jennings said Hall reminded him of his grandmother. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "U.S. Airman spotted helping elderly woman with walker get home – but his good deed did not end there," 9 Aug. 2019 Excited about the opportunity to remind the American people today there was no collusion no obstruction. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Lewandowski sidesteps questions about Mueller report at House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing," 17 Sep. 2019 And yet here Downton is, stuffed to the gills with good claret and Mrs. Patmore’s rissoles, ready to remind us that things worked better when everyone knew their place. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Downton, Downton, Revolution," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of remind

1621, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 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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