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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.

Origin of remind

First recorded in 1635–45; re- + mind
Related formsre·re·mind, verb (used with object)un·re·mind·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for reminded

advised, prompted, notified, prodded, forewarned, cautioned

Examples from the Web for reminded

Contemporary Examples of reminded

Historical Examples of reminded

  • There was something about Mary that reminded one of Ruth Denton, she decided.

  • But again, in a provoking manner, he reminded me of the prohibition.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • It reminded him of Max's boyhood, when he had read to Max at night.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • "Not very serious is this conversation, as you have reminded me," he said.

  • "You were going to tell me why you are called Dog Soldiers," Oliver reminded him.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

British Dictionary definitions for reminded


  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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for reminded



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper