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
Instead, they use the clever Bluetooth system that helps phones remember whom you were near without knowing where you were.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on. | Geoffrey Fowler | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Ames and everyone else always remembered her name, remembered the names of her kids, and even let her pick up extra items when the family needed them.‘Can’t eat a gift card’: Rural food banks fight to put turkeys on the table | Kyle Swenson | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Though they’re hardy, remember that they’re plants, so treat them gently like the sprouts that they are.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable | Daniela Galarza | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
He normally remembers almost every play call from each game.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done | Kyle Melnick | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
“I made it,” Isaiah remembered saying, the proudest moment of his life.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway. | Sam Fortier | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
I meant no harm by it, but I remembered how this person talked, and I did it for my Mom and she was not into it.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I know that being a cop is dangerous but I must do it,” a friend remembered him saying, as reported in The New York Times.
He should also be remembered for being an early and eloquent foe of Nazism.
Both Edgar and Julio shared the same smile and light-hearted manner that I remembered and appreciated from years ago.
Then they would go to a hotel afterwards and combine the parts they had remembered in one sketch.
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
It will be remembered that pitch depends upon the rapidity of the sound waves or vibrations.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
It is to be remembered, however, that a few of these bacteria may reach the sputum from the upper air-passages.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Afterwards we saw you once or twice at tea at the Ritz, and you took off your hat, so you must have remembered then.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Then Jimmy remembered suddenly that he had to meet Grandfather Mole over there.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
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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