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 Emergencies remind us that people admire selflessness and enjoy demands on their generosity, and that the community as a whole is revivified by such demands. Marilynne Robinson, The New York Review of Books, "What Kind of Country Do We Want?," 27 May 2020 At the Zoom graduation, Chicago City Leader David Cherry reminded attendees that COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic for the students on the call and their families. Allison Hatfield, Dallas News, "All Stars Development School for Youth holds a Zoom graduation, gets ready for summer internships," 26 May 2020 The Metroparks reminds everyone to practice social distancing when visiting any of the parks and beaches. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "Edgewater Park closed to vehicle traffic Memorial Day amid coronavirus," 25 May 2020 The pandemic has reminded the world of the industry’s strengths—its capacity to innovate and provide drugs on a vast scale. The Economist, "Drug innovation is back in fashion," 23 May 2020 As the state advances its reopening plan, Gov. Eric Holcomb and other officials are reminding Hoosiers to maintain social distancing rules this Memorial Day weekend. Ethan May, The Indianapolis Star, "Indiana is reopening. It's Memorial Day. You still need to social distance, officials say.," 22 May 2020 Others reminded the star of how she's inspired them to feel beautiful. Aimee Simeon,, "Britney Spears Reveals The Real Reason She Has Bangs — & It Will Break Your Heart," 19 May 2020 MacLeod-Smith reminds teens that their lives will eventually return to some version of normal., "Missed milestones, loneliness take a toll on teens' mental health," 17 May 2020 Elsbernd and the director of public health, Dr. Grant Colfax, reminded Breed that her city had one of the largest Chinese American communities in the country. Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, "Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.," 16 May 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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31 May 2020

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“Remind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 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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