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[ri-mem-ber] /rɪˈmɛm bər/
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.
Origin of remember
1300-50; Middle English remembren < Old French remembrer < Late Latin rememorārī, equivalent to re- re- + Latin memor mindful (see memory) + -ārī infinitive suffix
Related forms
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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Examples from the Web for remembered
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  • I ought to have remembered what an hour it was,—more than half-past two.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • She, too, remembered the conversation, but had not strength to act up to the spirit of it.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • The door was on the jar, just as I remembered leaving it, but there was not a glimmer of light.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • "Oh, you'll be watched all right," he said easily, and remembered the commissioner's warning.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • It will be remembered that oxygen combines with hydrogen in two ratios.

British Dictionary definitions for remembered


to become aware of (something forgotten) again; bring back to one's consciousness; recall
to retain (an idea, intention, etc) in one's conscious mind: to remember Pythagoras' theorem, remember to do one's shopping
(transitive) to give money, etc, to (someone), as in a will or in tipping
(transitive) foll by to. to mention (a person's name) to another person, as by way of greeting or friendship: remember me to your mother
(transitive) to mention (a person) favourably, as in prayer
(transitive) to commemorate (a person, event, etc): to remember the dead of the wars
remember oneself, to recover one's good manners after a lapse; stop behaving badly
Derived Forms
rememberer, noun
Word Origin
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 and History for remembered



early 14c., "keep in mind, retain in the memory," from Old French remembrer "remember, recall, bring to mind" (11c.), from Latin rememorari "recall to mind, remember," from re- "again" (see re-) + memorari "be mindful of," from memor "mindful" (see memory). Meaning "recall to mind" is late 14c.; sense of "to mention" is from 1550s. Also in Middle English "to remind" (someone). An Anglo-Saxon verb for it was gemunan.

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remembered in Medicine

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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