verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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

1300–50; Middle English remembren < Old French remembrer < Late Latin rememorārī, equivalent to re- re- + Latin memor mindful (see memory) + -ārī infinitive suffix
Related formsre·mem·ber·a·ble, adjectivere·mem·ber·er, nounun·re·mem·bered, adjectiveun·re·mem·ber·ing, adjectivewell-re·mem·bered, adjective

Synonyms for remember

1. Remember, recall, recollect refer to bringing back before the conscious mind things which exist in the memory. Remember implies that a thing exists in the memory, though not actually present in the thoughts at the moment: to remember the days of one's childhood. Recall implies a voluntary effort, though not a great one: to recall the words of a song. Recollect implies an earnest voluntary effort to remember some definite, desired fact or thing: I cannot recollect the exact circumstances.

Antonyms for remember

1, 2. forget. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for remembered

retained, recollected

Examples from the Web for remembered

Contemporary Examples of remembered

Historical Examples of remembered

  • I remembered the helpless kid that Paralus confided to my care.


    Lydia Maria Child

  • A moment later Percival remembered his last words, also his reference to Blythe.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • When you thought of Kate, you remembered precisely how she sat, how she stood, and how she walked.


    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • I remembered the object of my visit, and struggled for composure.

  • It had been vaguely present in his mind when he faced the crowd at Martindale, he remembered now.

British Dictionary definitions for remembered



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
Derived Formsrememberer, noun

Word Origin for remember

C14: from Old French remembrer, from Late Latin rememorārī to recall to mind, from Latin re- + memor mindful; see memory
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Word Origin and History for remembered



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

remembered in Medicine




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.
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