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remind

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of remind

to make (someone) think about something again
  • 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.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for remind

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for remind

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Frequently Asked Questions About remind

How is the word remind distinct from other similar verbs?

Some common synonyms of remind are recall, recollect, remember, and reminisce. While all these words mean "to bring an image or idea from the past into the mind," remind suggests a jogging of one's memory by an association or similarity.

that reminds me of a story

When might recall be a better fit than remind?

While the synonyms recall and remind are close in meaning, recall suggests an effort to bring back to mind and often to re-create in speech.

can't recall the words of the song

When could recollect be used to replace remind?

The words recollect and remind can be used in similar contexts, but recollect implies a bringing back to mind what is lost or scattered.

as near as I can recollect

When can remember be used instead of remind?

While in some cases nearly identical to remind, remember implies a keeping in memory that may be effortless or unwilled.

remembers that day as though it were yesterday

Where would reminisce be a reasonable alternative to remind?

In some situations, the words reminisce and remind are roughly equivalent. However, reminisce implies a casual often nostalgic recalling of experiences long past and gone.

old college friends like to reminisce

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The first known use of remind was in 1621

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“Remind.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/remind. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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