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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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adjective (well remembered when postpositive)
recalled or having been recalled with affection, nostalgia, or vividness


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 well-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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well-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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