From mid 17th century, equivalent to re- +‎ mind (to remember). Probably suggested by obsolete rememorate with the same sense.


  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈmaɪnd/, /ɹɪˈmaɪnd/
  • Hyphenation: re‧mind
  • Rhymes: -aɪnd


remind (third-person singular simple present reminds, present participle reminding, simple past and past participle reminded)

  1. To cause one to experience a memory (of someone or something); to bring to the notice or consideration (of a person).
    • 1849, Charlotte Brontë, Shirley, chapter 3:
      I am aware, reader, and you need not remind me, that it is a dreadful thing for a parson to be warlike.
    • 1915, Joseph Conrad, Victory: An Island Tale, "Author's Note":
      His eyes were green and every cat I see to this day reminds me of the exact contour of his face.
    Synonym: put someone in mind of

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