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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. remember(Verb)

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

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

  2. remember(Verb)

    To memorize; to put something into memory.

    Please remember this formula!

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

  3. remember(Verb)

    To not forget (to do something required)

    Remember to lock the door when you go out.

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

  4. remember(Verb)

    To convey greetings.

    Please remember me to your brother.

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

  5. remember(Verb)

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

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

  6. remember(Verb)

    To engage in the process of recalling memories.

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Remember(verb)

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

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

  4. Remember(verb)

    to mention

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

  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

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

  6. Remember(verb)

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

    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  

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

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Numerology

  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. Debbie Turner:

    After we finished filming the movie, Julie Andrews had thrown a wrap party for us, it was a swimming party at Debbie Turner house and he was there. I remember my mom was so nervous about taking this photo because she thought, ‘ Oh my God, it’s Christopher Plummer. ’.

  2. Timothy Kesicki:

    When we remember that with those 272 souls we received the same sacraments; read the same Scriptures; said the same prayers; sang the same hymns; and praised the same God, how did we, the Society of Jesus, fail to see us all as one body in Christ? We betrayed the very name of Jesus for whom our society is named.

  3. Tim Graham:

    I remember at the time thinking the words really familiar. I looked back at that speech that Diana gave at a charity engagement when she officially stood back from her official public duties. And the words almost mirrored each other, and it was like Harry had gone back and looked up what his mother had said at such an important time in his life because, of course, he cant ask her for that advice himself, so he instead looks at the path that she already took on. And so there are these moments where we see a similarity in the decision she makes. And Im sure that that in itself makes Harry realize that he is doing the right thing and that his mother would approve.

  4. Barbara De Angelis:

    In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.

  5. United States:

    I don't remember when was the last time I heard my parents' voice, i ask the United States government, United Nations and all other foreign governments to take immediate action to stop this brutal attempted ethnic cleansing.

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