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remind

[ri-mahynd]
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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.
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Origin of remind

First recorded in 1635–45; re- + mind
Related formsre·re·mind, verb (used with object)un·re·mind·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for reminding

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Historical Examples

  • An obsolescent appliance for reminding assassins that they too are mortal.

  • 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

verb
  1. (tr 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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