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

Choose the Right Synonym for remind

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? See More
Recent Examples on the Web Their stories remind us of an era gone by, but also how quickly these rights could disappear if women stop fighting., 22 June 2022 For example, African elephants’ acumen remind us that humans are not so different. Nyeema C. Harris, Scientific American, 17 June 2022 Those outfits also remind me of the below, which Johnson wore to the annual Governors Awards in 2019. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 15 June 2022 The man who gave his friend a kidney and the woman who gave birth to her best friend’s quadruplets remind me that there are friends who choose to love each other radically every day. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, 10 June 2022 The cold winters remind him of his home town of Urmia. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 21 May 2022 Many industries constantly remind us to keep it simple. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 19 May 2022 That remind people that there was no fence there just a few decades ago? San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2022 In unison, the cousins remind each other that white society killed MLK. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'remind.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of remind

1621, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About remind

Dictionary Entries Near remind




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for remind

Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Remind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for remind


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


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!