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 Some families prepare for the holiday season with sweet, nostalgic movies that warm the heart and remind them of beautiful Christmases gone by. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "This Clark Griswold Inflatable Gives You the Funniest House on the Block," 12 Nov. 2019 But as folk movements often remind us, Lhevine is just a link in a chain. John Wenzel, The Know, "Denver folk institution Swallow Hill Music turns 40," 8 Nov. 2019 Additionally, we were given a chance to give back in a fun way that reminded us of our childhood days spent winning tickets at Chuck E Cheese’s. Mikayla Pivec | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Mikayla Pivec’s Oregon State women’s basketball diary: Giving off the court, getting ready on the court for the 2019-20 season," 7 Nov. 2019 Portuguese, Breton and English fishermen soon copied the technique, and, as my father was fond of reminding us, explorers took it on their voyages to the New World. 1843, "Why bacalhau will always taste like home," 31 Oct. 2019 Is there an Avs team in the past that reminds you of this current roster? Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Avs Mailbag: Fans frustrated as Altitude TV dispute continues, Mikko Rantanen update and more," 25 Oct. 2019 In the next room over, an enchanted forest mural lines one wall, while chandeliers — that remind me of Belle’s necklace — hang above. Kathleen Christiansen,, "Experience a tale as old as time at Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ lounge," 23 Oct. 2019 The Bundys love to remind anyone who will listen that almost half of the landmass of the western states is controlled by the federal government. John Temple, The Conversation, "They’re not all racist nut jobs – and 4 other observations about the patriot militia movement," 23 Oct. 2019 The episode reminds us that not all scientific revolutions arrive as a thunderclap — and that quantum supremacy in particular involves more nuance than fits in a headline. Quanta Magazine, "Google and IBM Clash Over Milestone Quantum Computing Experiment," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of remind

1621, in the meaning defined above

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16 Nov 2019

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The first known use of remind was in 1621

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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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