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[ri-mahynd] /rɪˈmaɪnd/
verb (used with object)
to cause (a person) to remember; cause (a person) to think (of someone or something):
Remind me to phone him tomorrow. That woman reminds me of my mother.
Origin of remind
First recorded in 1635-45; re- + mind
Related forms
reremind, verb (used with object)
unreminded, adjective Unabridged
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  • Shall I complain, or only remind you how all right and wrong is confused?

  • I wish I could have foreseen then how soon I might remind you of this.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • I know that several of my readers may remind me of Sir Boyle Roche, whose bulls have become not only notorious, but proverbial.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories William Carleton
  • You reproved me for my fear and mistrust then; and I must beg leave to remind you of what you then said.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • But I venture to remind you, also, of some other words I used at that time, and which I ask permission to read to you.

    Science and Education Thomas H. Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for remind


(transitive) usually foll by of; may take a clause as object or an infinitive. to cause (a person) to remember (something or to do something); make (someone) aware (of something he may have forgotten): remind me to phone home, flowers remind me of holidays
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for remind

1640s, "to remember," from re- "again" + mind (v.). Meaning "to put (someone) in mind of (something)" is first recorded 1650s. Related: Reminded; reminding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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