What does Remember mean?

Definitions for Remember
rɪˈmɛm bərRe·mem·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, thinkverb

    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 ofverb

    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 backverb

    recapture the past; indulge in memories

    "he remembered how he used to pick flowers"

  4. rememberverb

    show appreciation to

    "He remembered her in his will"

  5. rememberverb

    mention favorably, as in prayer

    "remember me in your prayers"

  6. commend, rememberverb

    mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

    "Remember me to your wife"

  7. rememberverb

    exercise, or have the power of, memory

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

  8. commemorate, rememberverb

    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"


  1. rememberverb

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

  2. rememberverb

    To memorize; to put something into memory.

    Please remember this formula!

  3. rememberverb

    To not forget (to do something required)

    Remember to lock the door when you go out.

  4. rememberverb

    To convey greetings.

    Please remember me to your brother.

  5. rememberverb

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

  6. rememberverb

    To engage in the process of recalling memories.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REMEMBERverb

    Etymology: remembrer, old Fr. remembrare, Ital.

    Remember not against us former iniquities. Ps. lxxix. 8.

    He having once seen and remembered me, even from the beginning began to be in the rierward. Philip Sidney.

    We are said to remember any thing, when the idea of it arises in the mind with a consciousness that we have had this idea before. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    Remember what I warn thee, shun to taste;
    And shun the bitter consequence. John Milton.

    This is to be remembered, that it is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it; unless you will all his life mew him up. John Locke.

    Cry unto God; for you shall be remembered of him. Bar.

    He brings them back,
    Rememb’ring mercy and his covenant sworn. John Milton.

    A citation ought to be certain, in respect of the person cited; for, if such certainty be therein omitted, such citation is invalid, as in many cases hereafter to be remembered. John Ayliffe.

    His hand and leg commanding without threatning, and rather remembering than chastising. Philip Sidney.

    Joy, being altogether wanting,
    It doth remember me the more of sorrow. William Shakespeare.

    These petitions, and the answer of the common council of London, were ample materials for a conference with the lords, who might be thereby remembered of their duty. Edward Hyde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rememberverb

    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. Rememberverb

    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. Rememberverb

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

  4. Rememberverb

    to mention

  5. Rememberverb

    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. Rememberverb

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

  7. Etymology: [OF. remebrer, L. rememorari; pref. re- re- + memorare to bring to remembrance, from memor mindful. See Memory, and cf. Rememorate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remember

    rē-mem′bėr, v.t. to keep in mind: to recall to mind: to recollect: (B.) to meditate on: (Shak.) to mention: to bear in mind with gratitude and reverence: to attend to: to give money for service done.—adj. Remem′berable, that may be remembered.—adv. Remem′berably.—ns. Remem′berer; Remem′brance, memory: that which serves to bring to or keep in mind: a memorial: the power of remembering: the length of time a thing can be remembered; Remem′brancer, that which reminds: a recorder: an officer of exchequer.—Remember one to, to commend one to. [O. Fr. remembrer—L. rememorārere-, again, memorāre, to call to mind—memor, mindful.]

Editors Contribution

  1. remember

    The ability and act of feeling, knowing and seeing a picture, communication and detail that we require from a moment of time in our mind.

    They do remember their wedding date as they are creating the vision they choose together easily, effectively and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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  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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Remember in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Remember in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Remember in a Sentence

  1. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

  2. Koji Fukaya:

    How the speculative positions are handled will depend how much the market factors in a September rate hike after the Fed meeting, i don't see big dollar longs being added even if the Fed hints of a September hike, because current positions already look stretched. But we have to remember that going long on the dollar is the current trend. With euro/dollar plays possibly saturated, players are turning their attention to dollar/yen.

  3. Michael Madden:

    We have to remember that (Foreign Minister) Ri and Choe are not only North Korea's best people for the job of dealing with the U.S..

  4. Von Anhalt:

    She loved Kevin, in the last year that Zsa Zsa was alive, Kevin would come up to the house on the weekends and help us. Zsa Zsa used to call him cutie. She would say, ‘You are a cutie, I want to adopt you.’ She liked him a lot. So when I finally sat down with Kevin, I told him, ‘Do you remember when Zsa Zsa told you, ‘You are a cutie, I want to adopt you?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I remember.’ And then I said, ‘Well, what about if I adopt you now?’ He said, ‘I would love that.’ And that’s how we came together.

  5. Lillani Hopkins:

    I remember I asked her name and she struggled to say it, and Lauren Barham said it for her and said,' She's my wife.' And she would ask' How's my husband ? And he would ask' How's my wife ?'.

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    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    • A. greedy
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