reminds, reminding, reminded
1) VERB If someone reminds you of a fact or event that you already know about, they say something which makes you think about it.

[V n of n] So she simply welcomed him and reminded him of the last time they had met...

[V n that] I had to remind myself that being confident is not the same as being perfect!

2) VERB (emphasis) You use remind in expressions such as Let me remind you that and May I remind you that to introduce a piece of information that you want to emphasize. It may be something that the hearer already knows about or a new piece of information. Sometimes these expressions can sound unfriendly. [SPOKEN]

[V n that] `Let me remind you,' said Marianne, `that Manchester is also my home town.'...

[V n that] May I remind you that the care of your health is a religious duty...

[V n wh] Need I remind you who the enemy is?

3) VERB If someone reminds you to do a particular thing, they say something which makes you remember to do it.

[V n to-inf] Can you remind me to buy a bottle of Martini?...

[V n about n] The note was to remind him about something he had to explain to one of his students.

4) VERB If you say that someone or something reminds you of another person or thing, you mean that they are similar to the other person or thing and that they make you think about them.

[V n of n] She reminds me of the wife of the pilot who used to work for you...

[V n of n] This reminds me of Christmas parties.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • Remind — Re*mind (r? m?nd ), v. t. To put (one) in mind of something; to bring to the remembrance of; to bring to the notice or consideration of (a person). [1913 Webster] When age itself, which will not be defied, shall begin to arrest, seize, and remind …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remind — ► VERB 1) cause (someone) to remember something or to do something. 2) (remind of) cause (someone) to think of (something) because of a resemblance …   English terms dictionary

  • remind — I verb admonere, advise, awaken memories, bring back, bring to recollection, bring up, cause to recollect, cause to remember, commonere, cue, drop a hint, give notice, haunt, hint, jog the memory, make an allusion to, note, point out, prod,… …   Law dictionary

  • remind — (v.) 1640s, to remember, from RE (Cf. re ) again + MIND (Cf. mind) (v.). Meaning to put (someone) in mind of (something) is first recorded 1650s. Related: Reminded; reminding …   Etymology dictionary

  • remind — *remember, recollect, recall, reminisce, bethink, mind Analogous words: *suggest, intimate, hint, imply …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remind — [v] awaken memories of something admonish, advise, bethink, bring back to, bring to mind, call attention, call to mind, call up, caution, cite, emphasize, give a cue*, hint, imply, intimate, jog one’s memory*, make one remember, make one think,… …   New thesaurus

  • remind — [ri mīnd′] vt., vi. [ RE + MIND, v.] to put (a person) in mind (of something); cause (a person) to remember …   English World dictionary

  • Remind Me — Single infobox Name = Remind Me/So Easy Artist = Röyksopp featuring Erlend Øye from Album = Melody A.M. Released = 2002 Format = CD Recorded = 2001 Genre = Electronica, Trip hop Length = 4:04 Label = Astralwerks 11352 Producer = Chart position =… …   Wikipedia

  • remind — /rI maInd/ verb (T) 1 to make someone remember something that they must do: I must pay the gas bill. I ll put it here to remind me. | remind sb about sth: Will you remind me about that appointment? | remind sb to do sth: “Remind me to buy… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • remind */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈmaɪnd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms remind : present tense I/you/we/they remind he/she/it reminds present participle reminding past tense reminded past participle reminded 1) to tell someone again about an event from the past or about …   English dictionary

  • remind — re|mind [ rı maınd ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to tell someone again about an event from the past or about a fact that they used to know: I can t think of his name can you remind me? remind someone of/about something: Can you remind us about your… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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