verb (used with object)
to recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; think of again: I'll try to remember the exact date.
to retain in the memory; keep in mind; remain aware of: Remember your appointment with the dentist.
to have (something) come into the mind again: I just remembered that it's your birthday today.
to bear (a person) in mind as deserving a gift, reward, or fee: The company always remembers us at Christmas.
to give a tip, donation, or gift to: to remember the needy.
to mention (a person) to another as sending kindly greetings: Remember me to your family.
(of an appliance, computer, etc.) to perform (a programmed activity) at a later time or according to a preset schedule: The coffeepot remembers to start the coffee at 7 a.m. every day.
Archaic. to remind.
verb (used without object)
to possess or exercise the faculty of memory.
to have recollection (sometimes followed by of ): The old man remembers of his youth.

1300–50; Middle English remembren < Old French remembrer < Late Latin rememorārī, equivalent to re- re- + Latin memor mindful (see memory) + -ārī infinitive suffix

rememberable, adjective
rememberer, noun
unremembered, adjective
unremembering, adjective
well-remembered, adjective

1. Remember, recall, recollect refer to bringing back before the conscious mind things which exist in the memory. Remember implies that a thing exists in the memory, though not actually present in the thoughts at the moment: to remember the days of one's childhood. Recall implies a voluntary effort, though not a great one: to recall the words of a song. Recollect implies an earnest voluntary effort to remember some definite, desired fact or thing: I cannot recollect the exact circumstances.

1, 2. forget. Unabridged
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remember (rɪˈmɛmbə)
vb (foll by to)
1.  to become aware of (something forgotten) again; bring back to one's consciousness; recall
2.  to retain (an idea, intention, etc) in one's conscious mind: to remember Pythagoras' theorem; remember to do one's shopping
3.  (tr) to give money, etc, to (someone), as in a will or in tipping
4.  to mention (a person's name) to another person, as by way of greeting or friendship: remember me to your mother
5.  (tr) to mention (a person) favourably, as in prayer
6.  (tr) to commemorate (a person, event, etc): to remember the dead of the wars
7.  remember oneself to recover one's good manners after a lapse; stop behaving badly
[C14: from Old French remembrer, from Late Latin rememorārī to recall to mind, from Latin re- + memor mindful; see memory]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. remembrer (11c.), from L. rememorari "recall to mind, remember," from re- "again" + memorari "be mindful of," from memor "mindful" (see memory). Replaced native gemunan. The noun remembrance in the sense of "keepsake, souvenir" is recorded from 1425. Remembrance
Day, the Sunday nearest Nov. 11 (originally in memory of the dead of World War I) is attested from 1921.
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Medical Dictionary

remember re·mem·ber (rĭ-měm'bər)
v. re·mem·bered, re·mem·ber·ing, re·mem·bers

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

  2. To retain in the memory.

  3. To return to an original shape or form after being deformed or altered.

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Example sentences
Before you start lighting up, do remember you have other body parts.
Our brains are exquisitely tuned to perceive, recognize and remember faces.
Think of the hundreds of people you can remember ever having met.
People were about twice as likely to remember the tasks during which they'd
  been interrupted than those they completed.
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