remind Definition

  • 1cause (someone) to remember someone or something
  • 2make (someone) aware of an impending event or action

Using remind: Examples

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

  • Example

    Can you remind me to call my mom later?

  • Example

    I need to remind myself to buy groceries on the way home.

  • Example

    She reminded him of their anniversary.

  • Example

    The teacher reminded the students about the upcoming exam.

remind Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for remind

Antonyms for remind

Idioms Using remind

  • ask someone to help you remember to do something


    Remind me to pick up some milk on the way home.

  • remind someone of someone/something

    cause someone to remember someone or something


    The sight of the old house reminded him of his childhood.

  • assert one's authority over someone


    The coach reminded the players who was boss by benching the star player.

Phrases with remind

  • cause someone to think of someone or something else because of similarity or association


    The smell of the ocean reminded her of her childhood vacations.

  • cause oneself to remember something that one might otherwise forget


    I have to remind myself to take my medication every morning.

  • cause someone to remember something


    The old photograph reminded her of her youth.

Origins of remind

from re- + mind, from Old English 'gemyndan'


Summary: remind in Brief

To 'remind' [rɪˈmaɪnd] is to cause someone to remember something or make them aware of an impending event. It can be used in various contexts, such as asking someone to remind you of something or reminding someone of a past event. The phrase 'remind of' refers to causing someone to think of someone or something else due to similarity or association. Idioms like 'remind me to do something' and 'remind someone of someone/something' are common.

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