remember

[[t]rɪme̱mbə(r)[/t]]
remembers, remembering, remembered
1) VERB If you remember people or events from the past, you still have an idea of them in your mind and you are able to think about them.

[V n/-ing] You wouldn't remember me. I was in another group...

[V n/-ing] I certainly don't remember talking to you at all...

[V n -ing] I remember her being a dominant figure...

[V that] I remembered that we had drunk the last of the coffee the week before...

[V wh] I can remember where and when I bought each one...

I used to do that when you were a little girl, remember?

2) VERB If you remember that something is the case, you become aware of it again after a time when you did not think about it.

[V that] She remembered that she was going to the social club that evening...

[V n] Then I remembered the cheque, which cheered me up.

3) VERB: usu with brd-neg If you cannot remember something, you are not able to bring it back into your mind when you make an effort to do so.

[V n/-ing] If you can't remember your number, write it in code in a diary...

[V n/-ing] I couldn't remember ever having felt so safe and secure...

[V n -ing] I don't remember you asking me about that...

[V wh] I can't remember what I said...

Don't tell me you can't remember.

4) VERB If you remember to do something, you do it when you intend to.

[V to-inf] I did remember to take the present...

[V to-inf] Please remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope when writing.

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5) VERB (emphasis) You tell someone to remember that something is the case when you want to emphasize its importance. It may be something that they already know about or a new piece of information.

[V that] It is important to remember that each person reacts differently...

[V that] It is worth remembering that children tend to copy their parents in this respect...

[it modal be V-ed that] It should be remembered that this loss of control can never be regained.

6) VERB: usu passive If you say that someone will be remembered for something that they have done, you mean that people will think of this whenever they think about the person.

[be V-ed for n/-ing] At his grammar school he is remembered for being bad at games...

[be V-ed as n] He will always be remembered as one of the great Chancellors of the Exchequer.

7) VERB: no cont, usu imper If you ask someone to remember you to a person who you have not seen for a long time, you are asking them to pass your greetings on to that person.

[V n to n] `Remember me to Lyle, won't you?' I said...

[V n to n] She asked to be remembered to you.

8) VERB: only to-inf If you make a celebration an occasion to remember, you make it very enjoyable for all the people involved.

We'll give everyone a night to remember...

I'll make it a birthday to remember.


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