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 someone in need.
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.
- re·mem·ber·a·ble, adjective
- re·mem·ber·er, noun
- un·re·mem·bered, adjective
- un·re·mem·ber·ing, adjective
- well-re·mem·bered, adjective
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How to use remember in a sentence
I remember when he started in politics, and I used to live on 9th and Franklin, and I'd see him.
There is no end to 2020 that will lead us to remember it as a great year, but when an entire year can be compared to a colonoscopy, a couple months of “not so bad” could do us all a lot of good.
“This is not OK,” Peter remembers saying to Potts at the time.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time | by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News | September 10, 2020 | ProPublica
Roark remembers sitting in his designated driver’s car, waiting for a friend in the backseat for several minutes, when a flashlight shined into the backseat.Those Ticketed for Seditious Language Say Their Only Crime Was Talking Back | Kate Nucci | September 9, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
That larger network makes it easier to learn and remember things.
The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lacey Noonan's A Gronking to remember makes 50 Shades of Grey look like Madame Bovary in terms of its literary sophistication.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I remember all our music appeared on Spotify overnight, without anybody asking us.
Give not up thy heart to sadness, but drive it from thee: and remember the latter end.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
And remember it is by our hypothesis the best possible form and arrangement of that lesson.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Hasten the time, and remember the end, that they may declare thy wonderful works.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
We have to remember that his daily life, where the home is orderly, helps to impress on him regularity of form.Children's Ways | James Sully
Henceforth he must remember Winifred only when his sword was at the throat of some wretched mutineer appealing for mercy.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for remember
to become aware of (something forgotten) again; bring back to one's consciousness; recall
to retain (an idea, intention, etc) in one's conscious mind: to 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 friendship: remember 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
- rememberer, noun
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