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verb (used with object)
  1. to cause (a person) to remember; cause (a person) to think (of someone or something): Remind me to phone him tomorrow. That woman reminds me of my mother.
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Origin of remind

First recorded in 1635–45; re- + mind
Related formsre·re·mind, verb (used with object)un·re·mind·ed, adjective
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Related Words for remind

note, stress, prod, prompt, remember, mention, suggest, warn, admonish, caution, emphasize, recall, advise, retrospect, intimate, hint, revive, recollect, reminisce, imply

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  1. (tr usually foll by of; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to cause (a person) to remember (something or to do something); make (someone) aware (of something he may have forgotten)remind me to phone home; flowers remind me of holidays
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Word Origin and History for remind


1640s, "to remember," from re- "again" + mind (v.). Meaning "to put (someone) in mind of (something)" is first recorded 1650s. Related: Reminded; reminding.

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