What does remember mean?

Definitions for remember
rɪˈmɛm bərre·mem·ber

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word remember.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. rememberverb

    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. rememberverb

    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. rememberverb

    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. rememberverb

    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. rememberverb

    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. rememberverb

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  3. Rememberverb

    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. Rememberverb

    to mention

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

  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

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

  6. Rememberverb

    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  

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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. Gilles Muller:

    I remember when I first played on grass, it was at a junior invitational tournament at( London's) Queen's Club, it wasn't love at first sight ! I got killed in my first match by a Mexican called Santiago Gonzales.

  2. James Gordon Gilkey:

    Most of us think ourselves as standing wearily and helplessly at the center of a circle bristling with tasks, burdens, problems, annoyance, and responsibilities which are rushing in upon us. At every moment we have a dozen different things to do, a dozen problems to solve, a dozen strains to endure. We see ourselves as overdriven, overburdened, overtired. This is a common mental picture and it is totally false. No one of us, however crowded his life, has such an existence. What is the true picture of your life? Imagine that there is an hour glass on your desk. Connecting the bowl at the top with the bowl at the bottom is a tube so thin that only one grain of sand can pass through it at a time. That is the true picture of your life, even on a super busy day, The crowded hours come to you always one moment at a time. That is the only way they can come. The day may bring many tasks, many problems, strains, but invariably they come in single file. You want to gain emotional poise? Remember the hourglass, the grains of sand dropping one by one.

  3. Kevin Jefferson:

    When I was coaching on the Division I level, we went to a historically Black college for a game and they played the Black national anthem before the game, i remember that I knew about the song, but I never heard it played before a game. Some of the other coaches and most of the players had no idea what it was, but the song has great history and education.

  4. Gina Peddy:

    Just try to remember the concepts of [ House Bill ] 3979, and make sure that if you have a book on The Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing — that has other perspectives.

  5. Wesley D'Amico:

    When you are unable to leave your own island, and lose faith in rescues, remember that Jesus walks on water, but he will not carry you in his arms, you will have to walk a long journey. Even if there is a miracle, some things are up to you.

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