remind

verb
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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Massey said Trump's comments remind her of the rhetoric coming from neo-Nazis in Germany and Poland. Jesse J. Holland And Russell Contreras, chicagotribune.com, "Trump draws fierce criticism for saying immigration is 'changing the culture' of Europe for worse," 14 July 2018 The groggy passenger said the trees reminded her of Poland. Thomas Swick, Longreads, "Letters from Trenton," 5 July 2018 And through standardization of text Jews scattered throughout the world are reminded to feel a sense of deep unity with their brothers and sisters throughout the world and with their people throughout history. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Jewish Journal, "Why do we pray with a set text?," 2 July 2018 Grodner: The vibe of this group of people reminds me of season 12. Brian Porreca, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Big Brother' Bosses Preview New Twists in Season 20," 27 June 2018 Which is the point of the exhibition: to remind us all that when one group of people is marked as different, alien, unwanted, less human, the result can be cataclysmic. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories," 13 July 2018 Anti-Semitism infects the past and present, however, and reminds Andrei and Baba Seva of the reasons his family left. Bob Blaisdell, The Christian Science Monitor, "'A Terrible Country' follows an ex-pat who returns to experience life in Russia," 11 July 2018 And to remind you, this tally comes from Boulder, possibly the most bike-friendly and bike-aware city this side of Brussels. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "The Troubling Rise of the Ghost Bike," 9 July 2018 These Witness Trees remind park visitors, of every age, that the Civil War is hardly ancient history. CBS News, "Rooted in history: Gettysburg's "Witness Trees"," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of remind

1621, in the meaning defined above

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Phrases Related to remind

don't remind me

remind (someone) of

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The first known use of remind was in 1621

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More Definitions for remind

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 \
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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