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 Using 85% less fat than a traditional deep fryer, the 5.8-quart Cosori has nine presets with an intermittent alarm to remind the cook to shake the food for an even crisp. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "These are the most giftable items on sale at Amazon’s Holiday Dash," 11 Nov. 2020 Essentially, the platform has two functions: communication between parolees and officers and notifications to remind parolees of upcoming appointments and other parole conditions. Sidney Fussell, Wired, "Apps Are Now Putting the Parole Agent in Your Pocket," 11 Nov. 2020 As for depicting the relationship between the two sisters, Bonham Carter is quick to remind me that whatever grief or comfort Lilibet and Margot—as the sisters were known within their family—might offer each other onscreen, The Crown is fiction. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Royal Rebel: Helena Bonham Carter on The Crown and Playing Princess Margaret," 11 Nov. 2020 But on those days when peace seems so out of reach, even with the help of meditation, center yourself with these peace quotes that’ll remind you that achieving tranquility is an ongoing journey. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "30 Quotes About Peace That Will Inspire Tranquility in Your Life," 11 Nov. 2020 Lily's spark has dimmed so much that Langston, her brother, has put aside his grudge against Dash to team up and remind Lily what there is to love about life. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Dash & Lily" Season 2," 10 Nov. 2020 Representative Dwight Evans organized car caravans to snake through neighborhoods in his district, which includes parts of North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia, honking at residents to remind them to vote. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "Trump Put Down Philadelphia. The City Got Payback.," 9 Nov. 2020 Climate change activists have also seized on the opportunity to remind the world its natural gas product is the energy of yesteryear. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why a Russo-German pipeline is a potential US sanctions battleground," 9 Nov. 2020 Members honored Constitution Week by painting rocks with messages, then hiding them along trails and at parks to remind those who found the brightly colored rocks of the Constitution’s signing date. Staff Report,, "DAR commemorates, donates," 9 Nov. 2020

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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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15 Nov 2020

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“Remind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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How to pronounce remind (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of remind

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


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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