re·​mind | \ri-ˈmīnd \
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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During the party planning, Elizabeth reminds the Scrooge-like Darcy of the magic of Christmas—and the power of falling in love. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'Christmas at Pemberley Manor' Was Filmed in This Connecticut Town You Can Visit," 27 Oct. 2018 These space rocks slam into our planet on a regular basis, as the world was reminded on Feb. 15, 2013. Mike Wall,, "Asteroid Billiards: This Wild Idea to Protect Earth Just Might Work," 24 Aug. 2018 Hunter said Talamantes’ Facebook group reminded him of the issue surrounding President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, in which a New York judge ruled the president could not block users from reading his tweets. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "Burbank resident asks councilman to change name of Facebook group," 11 July 2018 Today, the group uses its fundraising and unifying chops to lobby local government to place lighted signs on busy cycling routes, reminding drivers and cyclists to share the road and to expect heavy traffic. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "The Troubling Rise of the Ghost Bike," 9 July 2018 The 77 graduates reflected on memorable moments and were reminded to believe in themselves. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Bolton High Reflects At Graduation," 3 July 2018 Hamilton mostly faded from the public’s memory until the Tony-award-winning 2015 musical reminded Americans of his influence and leadership. Erin B. Logan, Washington Post, "Alexander Hamilton, immigrant and statesman, dies at 47 — or 49," 12 July 2018 In her statement, the activist hopes the anniversary reminds nations around the world to take steps in preventing another genocide as millions of refugees are displaced. Ale Russian,, "Angelina Jolie Reflects on 23rd Anniversary of Bosnian Genocide: 'Time Cannot Diminish the Pain'," 11 July 2018 The 24-year-old put in a dominant performance, reminding fans why Liverpool invested so heavily in him., "Liverpool Fans Rave Over 'Classy' New Signing After Performance in Pre-Season Friendly," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of remind

1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remind was in 1621

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English Language Learners Definition of remind

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


re·​mind | \ri-ˈmīnd \
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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