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 7a.m.every day.
to possess or exercise the faculty of memory.
to have recollection (sometimes fol. by of ):The old man remembers of his youth.
Late Latin rememorārī, equivalent. to re-re- + Latin memor mindful (see memory) + -ārī infinitive suffix
Old French remembrer
Middle English remembren 1300–50
1.See corresponding entry in UnabridgedRemember,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.See corresponding entry in Unabridged forget.