- 1 [with object] Have in or be able to bring to one’s mind an awareness of (someone or something from the past): I remember the screech of the horn as the car came towards me no one remembered his nameMore example sentences
recall, call to mind, recollect, think of; put a name to, place; reminisce about, think back to, look back on, hark back to, cast one's mind back to, summon up, muse on; take a trip down memory lane; Scottish mind• archaic bethink oneself ofbear in mind, keep in mind, not lose sight of the fact, not forget, be mindful of the fact; take into account, take into consideration
- I suggest that you give him a new name as hearing his old name may cause him to remember the past.
- I still remember quite vividly reading the story when I was at primary school.
- Whenever a team isn't winning, people always remember who isn't playing.
- 1.2Pray for the well-being of: the congress should be remembered in our prayersMore example sentences
- If you pray, please remember all the survivors and their families as well as the bereaved.
- We have comforted their family members and will always hold them in our hearts and remember them in our prayers.
- 1.3 (remember someone to) Convey greetings from one person to (another): remember me to Charlie
- 1.4 (remember oneself) Recover one’s manners after a lapse: she remembered herself and sat up straighterMore example sentences
- I ask if he hangs out with the band after the concert, and for a moment he says yes, but then he remembers himself.
- ‘H-hi,’ Andy responded, remembering himself just in time for politeness.
- He snorted once, and looked as if he might return it before remembering himself and lowering his head.
- 2 [with infinitive] Do something that one has undertaken to do or that is necessary or advisable: did you remember to post the letters?More example sentences
- Then, when you're stopping the paper and the mail, remember to plant some trees as well.
- Please list your 5 choices in order, remember to sign your post, and get it in by midnight on the 21st.
- Paul's strengths are that he vacuums, does dishes, and remembers to turn the car blinker off pretty quick after completing a left hand turn.
- 2.1 [with clause] Used to emphasize the importance of what is asserted: you must remember that this is a secretMore example sentences
- It is important to remember that ice packs must not be continued beyond the first few days as they may not help.
- It is important to remember that the focus must be on the child.
- It's important to remember that celebrities are not better or worse in any way than regular members of the public.
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- But the youngest of the company, who was also the greatest rememberer of all, says: ‘I remember nothing.’
- Generally, the best recalled information tends to be central to the event, meaningful to the rememberer (witness/victim), and thought about in the years since the incident.
- They concluded that mistaken reports tend to contain less information related to the perceptual or sensory detail of the event, are described with more words, and tend to be held with less confidence by the rememberer.
Middle English: from Old French remembrer, from late Latin rememorari 'call to mind', from re- (expressing intensive force) + Latin memor 'mindful'.