verb (used with object)

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. 2019

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



(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