Definitions for REMEMBERrɪˈmɛm bər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•mem•berrɪˈmɛm bər(v.t.)

  1. to recall to the mind; think of again.

  2. to retain in the mind; remain aware of.

  3. to have (something) come into the mind again:

    I just remembered our date.

  4. to bear (a person) in mind as deserving a gift, reward, or fee:

    The company always remembers us at Christmas.

  5. to give a tip, donation, or gift to.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. to mention (a person) to another as sending kindly greetings:

    Remember me to your family.

  7. (of an appliance, computer, etc.) to store or follow (programmed instructions).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. Archaic. to remind.

  9. (v.i.)to possess or exercise the faculty of memory.

Origin of remember:

1300–50; < OF remembrer < LL rememorārī < L re-re - +-memorārī, v. der. of memor mindful (see memory )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think(verb)

    recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

    "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"

  2. remember, think of(verb)

    keep in mind for attention or consideration

    "Remember the Alamo"; "Remember to call your mother every day!"; "Think of the starving children in India!"

  3. remember, think back(verb)

    recapture the past; indulge in memories

    "he remembered how he used to pick flowers"

  4. remember(verb)

    show appreciation to

    "He remembered her in his will"

  5. remember(verb)

    mention favorably, as in prayer

    "remember me in your prayers"

  6. commend, remember(verb)

    mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

    "Remember me to your wife"

  7. remember(verb)

    exercise, or have the power of, memory

    "After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember"; "some remember better than others"

  8. commemorate, remember(verb)

    call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony

    "We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz"; "Remember the dead of the First World War"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. remember(verb)ɪˈmɛm bər

    to keep sth in your mind and not forget it

    Did you remember to put the clothes in the wash?; I can't remember if it's at 9:30 or 10:00.; Remember that we have to take something to eat.; Did you remember your jacket?

  2. rememberɪˈmɛm bər

    to think of sth; = recall

    Do you remember that time we drove down to the coast?; After the accident, he couldn't remember anything.; Can you remember all the times tables?; "When's Martha's birthday?" "I can't remember."


  1. remember(Verb)

    To recall from one's memory; to have an image in one's memory.

  2. remember(Verb)

    To memorize; to put something into memory.

    Please remember this formula!

  3. remember(Verb)

    To not forget (to do something required)

    Remember to lock the door when you go out.

  4. remember(Verb)

    To convey greetings.

    Please remember me to your brother.

  5. remember(Verb)

    To put in mind; to remind (also used reflexively)

  6. remember(Verb)

    To engage in the process of recalling memories.

    You don't have to remind him, he remembers very well.

  7. Origin: From remembren, from remembrer, from rememorari, from re- + memor, from mer-. Cognate with mimorian, mymerian, mamorian. More at mammer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remember(verb)

    to have ( a notion or idea) come into the mind again, as previously perceived, known, or felt; to have a renewed apprehension of; to bring to mind again; to think of again; to recollect; as, I remember the fact; he remembers the events of his childhood; I cannot remember dates

  2. Remember(verb)

    to be capable of recalling when required; to keep in mind; to be continually aware or thoughtful of; to preserve fresh in the memory; to attend to; to think of with gratitude, affection, respect, or any other emotion

  3. Remember(verb)

    to put in mind; to remind; -- also used reflexively and impersonally

  4. Remember(verb)

    to mention

  5. Remember(verb)

    to recall to the mind of another, as in the friendly messages, remember me to him, he wishes to be remembered to you, etc

  6. Remember(verb)

    to execise or have the power of memory; as, some remember better than others

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REMEMBER' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #660

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REMEMBER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #225

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REMEMBER' in Verbs Frequency: #82

Translations for REMEMBER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to keep in the mind, or to bring back into the mind after forgetting for a time

I remember you; – we met three years ago; I remember watching the first men landing on the moon; Remember to telephone me tonight; I don't remember where I hid it.

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