- to recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; think of again: I'll try to remember the exact date.
- to retain in the memory; keep in mind; remain aware of: Remember your appointment with the dentist.
- to have (something) come into the mind again: I just remembered that it's your birthday today.
- to bear (a person) in mind as deserving a gift, reward, or fee: The company always remembers us at Christmas.
- to give a tip, donation, or gift to: to remember the needy.
- to mention (a person) to another as sending kindly greetings: Remember me to your family.
- (of an appliance, computer, etc.) to perform (a programmed activity) at a later time or according to a preset schedule: The coffeepot remembers to start the coffee at 7 a.m. every day.
- Archaic. to remind.
- to possess or exercise the faculty of memory.
- to have recollection (sometimes followed by of): The old man remembers of his youth.
Origin of remember
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Antonyms for remember
Related Words for remembercommemorate, get, recall, recognize, remind, learn, relive, revoke, retrospect, memorize, extract, treasure, mind, revive, recollect, educe, reminisce, elicit, memorialize, retain
Examples from the Web for remember
Contemporary Examples of remember
I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
Lacey Noonan's A Gronking to Remember makes 50 Shades of Grey look like Madame Bovary in terms of its literary sophistication.
And with stand-ups, I remember liking George Carlin and Steve Martin.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
I remember all our music appeared on Spotify overnight, without anybody asking us.Belle & Sebastian Aren’t So Shy Anymore
January 7, 2015
Once I began reading, I realized A Gronking to Remember was a masturbatory tribute to the New England Patriots.
Historical Examples of remember
It had been all the same to Mrs. Bines for as many years as a woman of fifty can remember.
I remember Mr. Milbrey spoke of what fine claret you gave him.
But remember to touch your beaver where the hemlock boughs are low.
He did not remember who he was, or that he had a wife and child.
"I will tell you all I can remember, but that isn't very much," said Robert.
- to become aware of (something forgotten) again; bring back to one's consciousness; recall
- to retain (an idea, intention, etc) in one's conscious mindto remember Pythagoras' theorem; remember to do one's shopping
- (tr) to give money, etc, to (someone), as in a will or in tipping
- (tr foll by to) to mention (a person's name) to another person, as by way of greeting or friendshipremember me to your mother
- (tr) to mention (a person) favourably, as in prayer
- (tr) to commemorate (a person, event, etc)to remember the dead of the wars
- remember oneself to recover one's good manners after a lapse; stop behaving badly
Word Origin for remember
early 14c., "keep in mind, retain in the memory," from Old French remembrer "remember, recall, bring to mind" (11c.), from Latin rememorari "recall to mind, remember," from re- "again" (see re-) + memorari "be mindful of," from memor "mindful" (see memory). Meaning "recall to mind" is late 14c.; sense of "to mention" is from 1550s. Also in Middle English "to remind" (someone). An Anglo-Saxon verb for it was gemunan.
- To recall to the mind; think of again.
- To retain in the memory.
- To return to an original shape or form after being deformed or altered.