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[rem-uh-nis] /ˌrɛm əˈnɪs/
verb (used without object), reminisced, reminiscing.
to recall past experiences, events, etc.; indulge in reminiscence.
Origin of reminisce
First recorded in 1820-30; back formation from reminiscence
remember, recollect, muse. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You can reminisce about how you helped me carry wood while I recited passages of poem out of that book at you.'

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • "I recall the first man I ever killed—" Pop started to reminisce softly.

    The Night of the Long Knives Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Deciding that Henry could reminisce just as well without a listener, Robert quietly ordered the robot to turn itself off.

    Manners of the Age Horace Brown Fyfe
British Dictionary definitions for reminisce


(intransitive) to talk or write about old times, past experiences, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for reminisce

1829, "to recollect," back-formation from reminiscence. Meaning "indulge in reminiscences" is from 1871. "Somewhat colloquial" [OED]. Related: Reminisced; reminiscing.

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