Other forms: remembered; remembering; remembers

To remember is to recollect, or to call upon your memory. Remember that time you fell out of your tree house and bonked your head? No? Go figure.

There are many shades of meaning of remember, but at its core it refers to the act of recalling or thinking back. You can remember something fondly, like your first kiss, or you might remember something suddenly, like when the smell of tar brings back the time your bicycle wheel got caught in a pot hole and you fell off. To remember someone means you show appreciation, like when the Oscar winners try to remember all those names.

Definitions of remember
  1. verb
    recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    “I can't remember saying any such thing”
    “can you remember her phone number?”
    “Do you remember that he once loved you?”
    synonyms: call back, call up, recall, recollect, retrieve, think
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    blank out, block, draw a blank, forget
    be unable to remember
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    perceive as familiar
    recognise, recognize
    perceive to be the same
    brush up, refresh, review
    refresh one's memory
    consider to be equal or the same
  2. verb
    recapture the past; indulge in memories
    “he remembered how he used to pick flowers”
    synonyms: think back
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    recall the past
    look back, retrospect, review
    look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
  3. verb
    keep in mind for attention or consideration
    Remember the Alamo”
    Remember to call your mother every day!”
    synonyms: think of
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    bury, forget
    dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
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    bear in mind, mind
    keep in mind
    keep in one's mind
    keep note
    maintain in the forefront of one's awareness
    characterise, characterize, qualify
    describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    attend to, take to heart
    get down to; pay attention to; take seriously
    differentiate, distinguish, mark
    be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    reveal clearly as having a certain character
  4. verb
    exercise, or have the power of, memory
    “After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember
    “some remember better than others”
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    associate, colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in
    make a logical or causal connection
  5. verb
    show appreciation to
    “He remembered her in his will”
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    bequeath, leave, will
    leave or give by will after one's death
  6. verb
    mention favorably, as in prayer
    remember me in your prayers”
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    advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer
    make reference to
  7. verb
    call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony
    “We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz”
    Remember the dead of the First World War”
    synonyms: commemorate
  8. verb
    mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
    Remember me to your wife”
    synonyms: commend
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    advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer
    make reference to




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