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From mid 17th century, equivalent to re- +‎ mind (to remember). Probably suggested by obsolete rememorate with the same sense. Displaced Old English myndgian.


  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈmaɪnd/, /ɹɪˈmaɪnd/
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  • Hyphenation: re‧mind
  • Rhymes: -aɪnd


remind (third-person singular simple present reminds, present participle reminding, simple past and past participle reminded)

  1. (transitive) To cause one to experience a memory (of someone or something); to bring to the notice or consideration (of a person).
    Synonym: put someone in mind of
    • 1849, Currer Bell [pseudonym; Charlotte Brontë], chapter 3, in Shirley. A Tale. [], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), London: Smith, Elder and Co., [], OCLC 84390265:
      I am aware, reader, and you need not remind me, that it is a dreadful thing for a parson to be warlike.
    • 1915, Joseph Conrad, Victory: An Island Tale, "Author's Note":
      His eyes were green and every cat I see to this day reminds me of the exact contour of his face.

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