remember Definition

  • 1to have in or be able to bring to one's mind an awareness of (someone or something from the past)
  • 2to keep a fact or piece of information in one's memory

Using remember: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "remember" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I remember my first day of school.

  • Example

    Do you remember where you put your keys?

  • Example

    I can't remember his name.

  • Example

    She remembered to turn off the stove before leaving.

remember Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for remember

Idioms Using remember

  • used to indicate that one believes one is correct in recalling something


    If I remember rightly, we met at a party last year.

  • to memorize and recite one's lines in a play or performance


    The actor had trouble remembering his lines during the dress rehearsal.

  • to remain humble and remember one's roots and upbringing


    Even though she's become a successful actress, she always remembers where she came from.

Phrases with remember

  • ask someone to give one's regards to someone else


    Please remember me to your parents when you visit them.

  • used to recall a past event or time


    Remember when we used to go to the beach every summer?

  • used to emphasize the importance of what is being said


    Remember that honesty is always the best policy.

Origins of remember

from Old French 'remembrer', from Late Latin 'rememorari', from Latin 're-' (expressing intensive force) + 'memor' (mindful)


Summary: remember in Brief

To 'remember' [rɪˈmɛmbər] is to bring to mind someone or something from the past or to keep a fact or piece of information in one's memory. It can be used in phrases like 'remember me to someone' or 'remember when,' and idioms like 'if I remember rightly.' 'Remember' is often paired with its antonym 'forget,' and can be formalized as 'recollect' or 'retain.'

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