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 Both actresses — who also serve as executive producers on the movie — hope that despite the current, isolating state of the world, the movie can remind people of how fulfilling any form of communication can be. Ruth Kinane,, "Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley talk romantic Netflix drama The Last Letter From Your Lover," 5 Jan. 2021 Lapses of command and control remind some at BAMC of problems with the hospital’s sterile processing department in 2017. Sig Christenson,, "COVID inoculations at BAMC ‘like a flash mob vaccination,’ doctor says," 28 Dec. 2020 Likewise, pointing out that 1 in 500 New Jersey residents have already died from Covid-19 can remind people that the risk of not being vaccinated far exceeds the rare risks the vaccines may possibly pose, Buttenheim said. Helen Branswell, STAT, "The curse of the incidental illness: Seen as side effects to Covid vaccinations, ailments may have little to do with them," 28 Dec. 2020 The marketing effort will remind folks the Great Lakes State is open for business despite the pandemic and many locations are perfectly suited for social distancing. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "Raczkowski's seen what COVID-19 can do," 27 Dec. 2020 But the first itself in the middle of seemingly so many things going wrong should remind us not to be defined by those who reject us. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "Remember when there was no room at the inn during your life? – Terry Pluto’s Faith & You," 25 Dec. 2020 Black Christmas decorations remind me, and other Black folks, of home, of a happy Black household. Justin Phillips,, "Seeing Black Santas shaped my worldview. We need more of them," 24 Dec. 2020 Additionally, employers should remind managers and supervisors not to discuss an employee’s accommodation with others. Anchorage Daily News, "Can employers require their employees get a COVID-19 vaccination?," 22 Dec. 2020 Roero white wines, from the arneis grape, remind me of a warm summer day in an orchard when the fruit is just turning ripe. Washington Post, "This $11 Bordeaux begs for pizza or burgers and will put a smile on your face," 18 Dec. 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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20 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Remind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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