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 The other living things (plants and animals) around me remind me to stay present and pay attention. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 13 Jan. 2022 And just in case anyone forgets, Beard will be right there to remind them. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Jan. 2022 Fisher and her captains remind their members of important safety tips for runners of color. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Jan. 2022 Their relationship, and their extended family, remind Leda of her own complicated emotions connected to her early motherhood. Andy Meek, BGR, 5 Jan. 2022 The opening sequence may remind some of Steven Spielberg's 1971 Duel, but the rest of the series is completely different. Sheena Scott, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2022 King Richard’ is here to remind us, in a central performance that is just as uncompromising and all-engulfing as the title character himself. Michael O'sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Dec. 2021 Joanna is here to remind Catherine of her former life and how Russia has changed her. Alice Burton, Vulture, 20 Nov. 2021 The zoonotic theory would remind us that human interactions with wildlife, a common occurrence in rural China, need to be closely regulated. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of remind

1621, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2022

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“Remind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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