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remember

[ ri-mem-ber ]
/ rɪˈmɛm bər /
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Definition of remember

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.
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Origin of remember

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English remembren, from Old French remembrer, from Late Latin rememorārī, equivalent to re-re- + Latin memor “mindful” (see memory) + -ārī infinitive suffix

synonym study 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for remember

remember
/ (rɪˈmɛmbə) /

verb

Derived forms of remember

rememberer, 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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Medical definitions for remember

remember
[ rĭ-mĕmbər ]

v.
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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