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1 recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories" [syn: retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think] [ant: forget]
2 keep in mind for attention or consideration; "Remember the Alamo"; "Remember to call your mother every day!"; "Think of the starving children in India!" [syn: think of] [ant: forget]
3 recapture the past; indulge in memories; "he remembered how he used to pick flowers" [syn: think back]
4 show appreciation to; "He remembered her in his will"
5 mention favourably, as in prayer; "remember me in your prayers"
6 mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship; "Remember me to your wife" [syn: commend]
7 exercise, or have the power of, memory; "After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember"; "some remember better than others"
8 call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony; "We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz"; "Remember the dead of the First World War" [syn: commemorate]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To recall one's memory; to have an image in one's memory.
    I remember the formula.
    I remember locking the door.
  2. To memorize; to put something into memory.
    Please remember this formula!
  3. To not forget (to do something required)
    Remember to lock the door when you go out.
  4. To convey greetings.
    Please remember me to your brother.
  5. To engage in the process of recalling memories.
    You don't have to remind him, he remembers very well.

Usage notes


Derived terms


to recall one's memory
to memorize
to not forget to do something required
  • Japanese: 確認する
to convey greetings

See also

Extensive Definition

To remember is to recall items from memory, but the term may also refer to:
In music:
In television:
remember in Korean: Remember
remember in Japanese: Remember

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bear in mind, bring back, bring to mind, bring to recollection, call back, call to mind, call up, carry back, cite, commemorate, conjure up, educe, elicit, evoke, extract, give a hint, give the cue, go back, go back over, hark back, hold the promptbook, jog the memory, keep in mind, look back, memorialize, mind, muse on, nag, nudge, prompt, prompt the mind, put in mind, put in remembrance, recall, recall to mind, recapture, recognize, recollect, reevoke, reflect, remind, remind one of, reminisce, retain, retrace, retrospect, review, review in retrospect, revive, revoke, reward, see in retrospect, suggest, summon up, think back, think of, tip, treasure, use hindsight
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