- to recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; think of again: I'll try to remember the exact date.
- to retain in the memory; keep in mind; remain aware of: Remember your appointment with the dentist.
- to have (something) come into the mind again: I just remembered that it's your birthday today.
- to bear (a person) in mind as deserving a gift, reward, or fee: The company always remembers us at Christmas.
- to give a tip, donation, or gift to: to remember the needy.
- to mention (a person) to another as sending kindly greetings: Remember me to your family.
- (of an appliance, computer, etc.) to perform (a programmed activity) at a later time or according to a preset schedule: The coffeepot remembers to start the coffee at 7 a.m. every day.
- Archaic. to remind.
- to possess or exercise the faculty of memory.
- to have recollection (sometimes followed by of): The old man remembers of his youth.
Origin of remember
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Examples from the Web for remembering
Remembering Koop brings us full circle to Obama and his surgeon general, a post that has gone unfilled for more than a year.How Presidents Handle Pandemics
October 16, 2014
Thank you again, Stephen King, for understanding, and for remembering.Stephen King, “Falling,” and My Father’s Poetry
September 14, 2014
“Out of nowhere he goes, ‘Awkwarrrrd,’” she says, remembering that the whole class then laughed.'Boy Meets World' Star Danielle Fishel Is OK with Being Topanga Forever
September 11, 2014
A museum in Buenos Aires has opened, remembering the Falklands War.The Never-Ending Falklands War: In Buenos Aires, A Museum's Selective History
August 30, 2014
I had absolutely no problem in recalling the dream and remembering I needed to do something about it.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
How frantic, as if all things were about to eventuate, remembering not that nothing ends.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
As she said all this, Hester felt like a hypocrite, remembering her own sins.Weighed and Wanting
He seemed not to be remembering, but to be living in the former days.Life in London
"I think so," said Oliver, remembering what he had heard at school.The Trail Book
And for five years, remembering them, I had been proud of being "smart."The Bacillus of Beauty
- to become aware of (something forgotten) again; bring back to one's consciousness; recall
- to retain (an idea, intention, etc) in one's conscious mindto remember Pythagoras' theorem; remember to do one's shopping
- (tr) to give money, etc, to (someone), as in a will or in tipping
- (tr foll by to) to mention (a person's name) to another person, as by way of greeting or friendshipremember me to your mother
- (tr) to mention (a person) favourably, as in prayer
- (tr) to commemorate (a person, event, etc)to remember the dead of the wars
- remember oneself to recover one's good manners after a lapse; stop behaving badly
Word Origin and History for remembering
early 14c., "keep in mind, retain in the memory," from Old French remembrer "remember, recall, bring to mind" (11c.), from Latin rememorari "recall to mind, remember," from re- "again" (see re-) + memorari "be mindful of," from memor "mindful" (see memory). Meaning "recall to mind" is late 14c.; sense of "to mention" is from 1550s. Also in Middle English "to remind" (someone). An Anglo-Saxon verb for it was gemunan.
- To recall to the mind; think of again.
- To retain in the memory.
- To return to an original shape or form after being deformed or altered.