Definition of remember in English:

remember

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Have in or be able to bring to one's mind an awareness of (someone or something that one has seen, known, or experienced in the past)

    ‘I remember the screech of the horn as the car came toward me’
    ‘no one remembered his name’
    • ‘After exposure to extreme stress, some victims report difficulties remembering things in everyday life.’
    • ‘Whenever a team isn't winning, people always remember who isn't playing.’
    • ‘I don't even remember all the things that happened on this trip.’
    • ‘I remember reading that myself and puzzling over how this conclusion had been drawn.’
    • ‘We must always remember all who took part in all conflicts past and present.’
    • ‘When it comes to good conduct, it's worth remembering an incident that occurred in 1999.’
    • ‘He had not remembered that incident so long ago; how could he?’
    • ‘I remember watching my father get dressed for work when I was a kid.’
    • ‘I had several teeth out this way and can still remember vividly the smell and the rubber mask.’
    • ‘She even had trouble remembering some details about Luke.’
    • ‘If you don't believe me, ask yourself whom you remember most fondly from your childhood.’
    • ‘But Richard can still remember vividly the day he questioned the idea that more choice is always better.’
    • ‘I suggest that you give him a new name as hearing his old name may cause him to remember the past.’
    • ‘You reminded me of someone I remember vaguely from my very early childhood.’
    • ‘She will be remembered with affection as a friendly, kind and reserved lady.’
    • ‘I'm sorry, I'm having trouble remembering things today.’
    • ‘I still remember quite vividly reading the story when I was at primary school.’
    • ‘He remembered with fondness the beautiful Cherry trees, which are still in the gardens.’
    • ‘He, no doubt, shall be remembered with fondness by many former students.’
    • ‘I don't even remember which brain regions are being considered.’
    recall, call to mind, recollect, think of
    bear in mind, keep in mind, not lose sight of the fact, not forget, be mindful of the fact
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    1. 1.1with infinitive Do something that one has undertaken to do or that is necessary or advisable.
      ‘did you remember to mail the letters?’
      • ‘Book had won the pot, which it turns out almost no one had remembered to put any money into.’
      • ‘Before booking airfare, remember to research all your options, including alternate airports.’
      • ‘Even though we had our own garden, my mother always bought from him, and as children we remembered to be on the front porch to wave to him on his return trip to Rutherglen.’
      • ‘Please list your 5 choices in order, remember to sign your post, and get it in by midnight on the 21st.’
      • ‘Just remember to take responsibility and arm yourself with proper backcountry gear, and check the avalanche conditions.’
      • ‘She suggested he should see a dentist, of course, as well as remembering to brush his tongue when he brushes his teeth.’
      • ‘Just remember to book your stay well in advance to avoid disappointment, as it is busy year round in this city of royal romance.’
      • ‘All wonderfully participative, although no one remembered to advise the aggrieved to change the station or turn the radio off altogether.’
      • ‘If I were to make a suggestion to him, my suggestion would have been they ought to have remembered to call on some foreign reporters.’
      • ‘Enjoy this island and remember to venture out of your resort to do some exploring and make the most of your time on this very exotic island.’
      • ‘Just remember to book your homebound flight from the right airport.’
      • ‘Then, when you're stopping the paper and the mail, remember to plant some trees as well.’
      • ‘If we can't manage things at home, such as cooking, cleaning, bathing or remembering to take our medications, we may not know where to go for help.’
      • ‘Just remember to tread gently where feelings are concerned - your own as well as other people's.’
      • ‘Rinse off with a fourth cloth and hot water, remembering to keep the rinsing cloths in separate buckets.’
      • ‘Don't assume the applicants will remember to specify which jobs interest them.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I remembered to consider all the things that could possibly go wrong.’
      • ‘If only I had remembered to put the cap back on the Liquid Plumber before it was inadvertently knocked over.’
      • ‘Finally, remember to set aside a few quid for a week away yourself - as parents of the bride you'll need it!’
      don't forget, be sure, be certain
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    2. 1.2with clause Used to emphasize the importance of what is asserted.
      ‘you must remember that this is a secret’
      • ‘And you must remember that the last white tiger ever seen in the wild was in 1956.’
      • ‘One must remember that Nash calls the state of Texas home for much of the season.’
      • ‘He said, yes, we must remember that Democrats have a very spotty record in terms of their history on this, as well.’
      • ‘This is when you must remember that it's all for a good cause.’
      • ‘This effect is quite variable from one individual to the next and one must again remember that the effects of the drug stops once it is discontinued.’
      • ‘But again, we must remember that unlike reality TV, this film is deliberate about everything.’
      • ‘We must always remember that when we write our history, we are trying to bequeath valuable records to our future generations.’
      • ‘You must remember that in Europe during those days everyone wore a uniform of one sort or another.’
      • ‘We must remember that making it a legal act does not make it right.’
      • ‘Here in Britain, we must remember that we are allied with America, therefore many of the things we hear are pro-American.’
      • ‘You must remember that this too shall pass and change is constant in life.’
      • ‘It is important to remember that the focus must be on the child.’
      • ‘However, when you play with campers, you must remember that you are not playing at the same level you would be with peers.’
      • ‘I must remember that when I am next raising money for a charity.’
      • ‘If we are ever together again, we must always remember that there are to be no unkind words, thoughts or gestures.’
      • ‘You must remember that your asthma may be active and present even when you have no symptoms.’
      • ‘It's important to remember that celebrities are not better or worse in any way than regular members of the public.’
      • ‘Everyone must remember that the Federal Government has no responsibility to fund the bypass.’
      • ‘It is important to remember that ice packs must not be continued beyond the first few days as they may not help.’
      • ‘Having since upgraded the alarm system to go off if so much as a fly touches our windows, I must try to remember that an alarm system that is not on is not an alarm system.’
    3. 1.3 Bear (someone) in mind by making them a gift or making provision for them.
      ‘he has remembered the boy in a codicil to his will’
      bequeath something to, leave something to, make someone a gift, give something to, bestow something on
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    4. 1.4remember someone to Convey greetings from one person to (another)
      ‘remember me to Charlie’
      • ‘I told everyone to remember me to their husbands.’
      send one's best wishes to, send one's regards to, give one's love to, send greetings from, send one's compliments to, say hello to
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    5. 1.5 Pray for the success or well-being of.
      ‘the congress should be remembered in our prayers’
      • ‘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.’
      commemorate, pay tribute to, honour, salute, celebrate, pay homage to, pay one's respects to, memorialize, keep alive the memory of
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    6. 1.6remember oneself Recover one's manners after a lapse.
      • ‘Then she relaxed, remembering herself, and walked to the edge of the stage.’
      • ‘She had grabbed a third apple and had gotten ready to throw it, but remembering herself just in time she clenched her fist.’
      • ‘He snorted once, and looked as if he might return it before remembering himself and lowering his head.’
      • ‘The headman reached out as if to grasp the major's arm before he remembered himself and snatched his hand back, but his pathetic eagerness was plain to see.’
      • ‘But then he remembered himself and bowed his head in thanks, exhausted.’
      • ‘‘H-hi,’ Andy responded, remembering himself just in time for politeness.’
      • ‘I remembered myself, and bowed my head to him, and said to him, ‘Here is the monk.’’
      • ‘I ask if he hangs out with the band after the concert, and for a moment he says yes, but then he remembers himself.’
      • ‘After a moment, he remembered himself and got into the passenger side.’
      • ‘But then the laughter floated to him, drowned out the crying, and he remembered himself.’
      • ‘He finally remembered himself and replied, ‘Sorry,’ as he turned his back to her.’
      • ‘‘Y-you're a - ‘he started, but then he remembered himself.’’
      • ‘He remembered himself almost instantly, and left the room.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French remembrer, from late Latin rememorari ‘call to mind’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + Latin memor ‘mindful’.

Pronunciation

remember

/rəˈmɛmbər//rəˈmembər/