Remember Definition

remembered, remembers
remembered, remembers
To have (an event, thing, person, etc.) come to mind again; think of again.
Suddenly remembering an appointment.
Webster's New World
To bring back to mind by an effort; recollect; recall.
To try to remember a name.
Webster's New World
To have (something) arise in one's memory; become aware of (something) suddenly or spontaneously.
Then I remembered that today is your birthday.
American Heritage
To retain in the memory.
Remember your appointment.
American Heritage
To bear in mind; keep in the memory; be careful not to forget.
Webster's New World

Origin of Remember

  • From Middle English remembren, from Old French remembrer (“to remember"), from Late Latin rememorari (“to remember again"), from re- + memor (“mindful"), from Proto-Indo-European *mer-, *smer- (“to think about, be mindful, remember"). Cognate with Old English mimorian, mymerian (“to remember, commemorate"), Old English māmorian (“to deliberate, plan out, design"). More at mammer.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English remembren from Old French remembrer from Latin rememorārī to remember again re- re- memor mindful (s)mer-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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