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remembrance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of remembrance

  1. 1 a particular act or instance of recalling or the thing remembered a happy couple with many fond remembrances of when they were dating in college Synonyms of remembrance anamnesis, recall, recollection, memory, reminiscenceWords Related to remembrance flashback; memento, memorial, reminder, souvenir, token; association

  2. 2 something that serves to keep alive the memory of a person or event she gave her boyfriend on the eve of his military service one of her lockets as a remembrance of their abiding affection Synonyms of remembrance commemorative, keepsake, memento, monument, memorial, reminder, souvenir, tokenWords Related to remembrance memorabilia; relic, vestige; cairn, landmark, marker; testimonial, tribute; cenotaph

  3. 3 the power or process of recalling what has been previously learned or experienced remembrance will wane with age Synonyms of remembrance mind, recollection, memory, reminiscenceWords Related to remembrance hypermnesia, total recall; contemplation, meditation, musing, reflection, retrospection, thinking; awareness, cognizance, consciousness; apprehension, comprehension, grasp, grip, perception, understandingNear Antonyms of remembrance amnesia, repression; forgetfulness

Synonym Discussion of remembrance

memory, remembrance, recollection, reminiscence mean the capacity for or the act of remembering, or the thing remembered. memory applies both to the power of remembering and to what is remembered.
    • gifted with a remarkable memory
    • that incident was now just a distant memory
remembrance applies to the act of remembering or the fact of being remembered.
    • any remembrance of his deceased wife was painful
recollection adds an implication of consciously bringing back to mind often with some effort.
    • after a moment's recollection he produced the name
reminiscence suggests the recalling of usually pleasant incidents, experiences, or feelings from a remote past.
    • my grandmother's reminiscences of her Iowa girlhood


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