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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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  • The rabbit reminded the author of chicken, but more flavorful and tender.
  • We're reminded that many people still regard the bicycle as a toy and by no means a valid form of transportation.
  • The alleys leading to the shrine reminded me of a carnival fun house-an overwhelming frenzy of lights, music and aromas.
  • Reading this reminded me of the silly games some people play.
  • It is in their interest that people are reminded all the time that they are different.
  • As scientists continue their search for extraterrestrial water, it's good to be reminded why they're actually looking for it.
  • It is good to be reminded of the connectedness of all things in the universe.
  • It reminded me that the way people think, and the practice of science are not the same thing.
  • She reminded everyone that scientists aren't socially awkward introverts.
  • The announcement reminded investors that tacit sovereign guarantees may be worthless.
British Dictionary definitions for reminded


(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 reminded



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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