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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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  • There are no mendicants upon the thoroughfares; order and cleanliness reign everywhere, reminding one of Holland and the Hague.

  • Frederick thought of reminding him about the fifteen thousand francs.

  • Then she grew angry, reminding him of the promise he had given not to pay away her bills.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • The odor of good food came from the kitchen, reminding me to get busy.

    The Gallery Roger Phillips Graham
  • During the day we saw him wandering about the streets, reminding one of a lost dog.

    The houseboat book William F. Waugh
British Dictionary definitions for reminding


(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 reminding



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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