remember

[ ri-mem-ber ]
/ rɪˈmɛm bər /

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.

Nearby words

  1. remedial reading,
  2. remediate,
  3. remediation,
  4. remediless,
  5. remedy,
  6. remember the alamo!,
  7. remember the maine,
  8. remembrance,
  9. remembrance day,
  10. remembrance of things past

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

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for remembering

remember

/ (rɪˈmɛmbə) /

verb

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 remembering

remember

v.

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.

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Medicine definitions for remembering

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.

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