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[ri-mahynd] /rɪˈmaɪnd/
verb (used with object)
to cause (a person) to remember; cause (a person) to think (of someone or something):
Remind me to phone him tomorrow. That woman reminds me of my mother.
Origin of remind
1635-45; re- + mind
Related forms
reremind, verb (used with object)
unreminded, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for remind
  • We feel guilty to call ourselves veterans and sometimes have to remind ourselves that our military service wasn't a chimera.
  • Then you can remind them that if they continue to do this, they will be asked to leave.
  • We will remind you when a new debate is about to start and when each phase of a debate begins.
  • One way advertisers convince us to buy something is to remind us that we've enjoyed their product before.
  • Certain travel destinations remind you that you live on a planet-an old, weathered, tectonic-plate-shifting planet.
  • Huge double blooms, with layers of pink and cream petals, remind us of cool sorbet.
  • Paintball is fun, except for the painful bruises that remind you of that fun a week after the fact.
  • The minaret was used for centuries to remind people of prayer time.
  • Bruises, red eyes, and research remind me that insomnia breaks down body and soul.
  • But the exchange served to remind watchers that the opposite of experience is innocence.
British Dictionary definitions for remind


(transitive) usually foll by of; may take a clause as object or an infinitive. to cause (a person) to remember (something or to do something); make (someone) aware (of something he may have forgotten): remind me to phone home, flowers remind me of holidays
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for remind

1640s, "to remember," from re- "again" + mind (v.). Meaning "to put (someone) in mind of (something)" is first recorded 1650s. Related: Reminded; reminding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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