- 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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Examples from the Web for remembered
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
January 7, 2015
He should also be remembered for being an early and eloquent foe of Nazism.The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler
John Henry Crosby
December 26, 2014
Both Edgar and Julio shared the same smile and light-hearted manner that I remembered and appreciated from years ago.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Then they would go to a hotel afterwards and combine the parts they had remembered in one sketch.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
The hullaballoo over the female writer who came forward saying that her objections to the episode were ignored will be remembered.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble
December 15, 2014
I remembered the helpless kid that Paralus confided to my care.Philothea
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.Malbone
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.Way of the Lawless
- 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 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.
- 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.