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remind

[ri-mahynd] /rɪˈmaɪnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
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
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; re- + mind
Related forms
reremind, verb (used with object)
unreminded, adjective
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  • An obsolescent appliance for reminding assassins that they too are mortal.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • I have always kept it by me, to remind me: though I wanted no reminding.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Mrs. Judson alone persisted in reminding me of the impending scandal.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • He was stopped from reminding her by Phoebe's saying that she'd leave for a bit of shopping.

    Spacemen Never Die! Morris Hershman
  • This by way of reminding the Sharpshooter of something which he preferred to forget.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
British Dictionary definitions for reminding

remind

/rɪˈmaɪnd/
verb
1.
(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
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Word Origin and History for reminding

remind

v.

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

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