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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
re•mem•ber /rɪˈmɛmbɚ/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- to recall to the mind;
think of again: [~ + object]I can remember my old phone number.[~ + verb-ing]I remember giving you your allowance.[no object]having trouble remembering.
- to keep in mind; remain aware of: [~ + to + verb]She remembered to bring her umbrella.[no object]Remember, I'll see you at 2:00.[~ + (that) clause]Remember that I'll always love you.
- to have (something) come into the mind again: [~ + object]I just remembered our date.[~ + (that) clause]She remembered that she had left her son home all alone.
- to keep or bear (a person) in mind to receive a gift, reward, or fee[~ + object]The company always remembers us at Christmas.
- to mention (a person) to another as sending kindly greetings[~ + object + to + object]Remember me to your family.
(ri mem′bər), v.t.
- to recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory;
think of again:I'll try to remember the exact date.
- to retain in the memory; keep in mind;
remain aware of:Remember your appointment with the dentist.
- to have (something) come into the mind again:I just remembered that it's your birthday today.
- to bear (a person) in mind as deserving a gift, reward, or fee:The company always remembers us at Christmas.
- to give a tip, donation, or gift to:to remember the needy.
- to mention (a person) to another as sending kindly greetings:Remember me to your family.
- (of an appliance, computer, etc.) to perform (a programmed activity) at a later time or according to a preset schedule:The coffeepot remembers to start the coffee at 7 a.m. every day.
- [Archaic.]to remind.
- to possess or exercise the faculty of memory.
- to have recollection (sometimes fol. by of ):The old man remembers of his youth.
1 . Remember, recall, recollect refer to bringing back before the conscious mind things which exist in the memory. Remember implies that a thing exists in the memory, though not actually present in the thoughts at the moment:to remember the days of one's childhood.Recall implies a voluntary effort, though not a great one:to recall the words of a song.Recollect implies an earnest voluntary effort to remember some definite, desired fact or thing:I cannot recollect the exact circumstances.
1, 2 . forget.
- Late Latin rememorārī, equivalent. to re- re- + Latin memor mindful (see memory) + -ārī infinitive suffix
- Old French remembrer
- Middle English remembren 1300–50
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remember /rɪˈmɛmbə/ vb
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French remembrer, from Late Latin rememorārī to recall to mind, from Latin re- + memor mindful; see memoryreˈmemberer n
- to become aware of (something forgotten) again; bring back to one's consciousness; recall
- to retain (an idea, intention, etc) in one's conscious mind: to remember Pythagoras' theorem, remember to do one's shopping
- (transitive) to give money, etc, to (someone), as in a will or in tipping
- (transitive) followed by to: to mention (a person's name) to another person, as by way of greeting or friendship: remember me to your mother
- (transitive) to mention (a person) favourably, as in prayer
- (transitive) to commemorate (a person, event, etc): to remember the dead of the wars
- remember oneself ⇒ to recover one's good manners after a lapse; stop behaving badly
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