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 Bezos includes his 1997 shareholder letter to remind investors of his ability to capitalize on how the internet would change the nature of shopping. Washington Post, "Bezos Rebuts Warren’s Amazon Breakup Call in Antitrust Defense," 18 Sep. 2019 Like Kindred, whose main character is married to a white man and partially descended from slave-owners, The Water Dancer seems to dwell on interracial ties to remind us how deeply black and white histories are intertwined. Eric Herschthal, The New Republic, "How Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Novel Reckons With the Past," 17 Sep. 2019 But if customers or employees feel uncomfortable about someone openly carrying a gun, Walmart managers or a member of the security team may approach that person to remind them of the policy. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Asking customers not to bring guns into stores is one thing. Enforcing the policy is another," 17 Sep. 2019 During the four-minute drill leading up to the play to Williams, Carr also had the presence of mind to remind Josh Jacobs that Von Miller would be attacking from behind, trying to strip the ball. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Five keys for the Raiders against AFC West powerhouse Kansas City," 14 Sep. 2019 In recent months, the city has been working to remind business owners and the public about the change. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage’s plastic bag ban takes effect Sunday. Here’s what to expect.," 13 Sep. 2019 Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google said, the company will post notices to remind employees of their federal rights. Rachel Lerman, chicagotribune.com, "Google, in settlement, agrees to remind its workers of right to free speech on workplace issues," 12 Sep. 2019 The Court should take the opportunity not only to strike New York’s abuses, but also to firmly remind lower courts that the Second Amendment is a first-class civil right. David B. Kopel, National Review, "Heller’s Precarious Situation," 12 Sep. 2019 Mugabe also frequently used his past, and the spectre of white, Western influence, to remind Zimbabweans where their true freedom comes from. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Robert Mugabe has died leaving behind a conflicted legacy," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of remind

1621, in the meaning defined above

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2 Nov 2019

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The first known use of remind was in 1621

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remind

verb
How to pronounce remind (audio)

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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