Definition of remember in English:


Line breaks: re¦mem|ber
Pronunciation: /rɪˈmɛmbə


  • 2 [with infinitive] Do something that one has undertaken to do or that is necessary or advisable: did you remember to post the letters?
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    • 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.
    don't forget, be sure, be certain; mind that you, make sure that you
  • 2.1 [with clause] Used to emphasize the importance of what is asserted: you must remember that this is a secret
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    • 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'.

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