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[ verb ] recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

Examples

: "I can't remember saying any such thing" "I can't think what her last name was" "can you remember her phone number?" "Do you remember that he once loved you?" "call up memories"

Used in print

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

Communist political warfare , we must remember , is waged insidiously and in deliberate stages .

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

What one actually remembers is its greenness .

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

Being a teacher of American literature , I remembered Whittier 's `` Massachusetts_to_Virginia '' , where he said : `` But that one dark loathsome burden ye must stagger with alone , And reap the bitter harvest which ye yourselves have sown '' .

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

Those familiar_with his work will remember that he placed the incipience of the democratic faith at around 1850 .

In 1952 , it will be remembered , the G._O._P. without positive program campaigned on the popular disillusionment with liberal leadership and won overwhelmingly .

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[ verb ] keep in mind for attention or consideration

Synonyms

think_of

Examples

"Remember the Alamo" "Remember to call your mother every day!" "Think of the starving children in India!"

Used in print

(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)

Still , we must remember that we cannot construct and justify generalizations of this sort unless we are ready to consider many special instances of influence moving between such areas as theology , philosophy , political thought , and literature .

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

You see , you got to remember , we all got schedules , like any business !

(Harry Olesker, Impact....)

`` Remember to tell that to the next corpse you meet '' .

(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

`` Let 's just remember , Sergeant , that we must all carry_our_own_umbrella .

(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)

`` I 'll remember you '' , he said .

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[ verb ] recapture the past; indulge in memories

Synonyms

think_back

Examples

"he remembered how he used to pick flowers"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor...)

The three would never meet again , but for_some_reason or other Mr._Podger was sure he would always remember the incident .

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

He sits there remembering the tense moment before the ball was snapped ; the churning of straining feet , the rasp of the canvas pants ; the smell and feel of hot , wet woolen sleeves across his face .

He remembers the desperate , panting breath ; the long_runs on the kick-offs ; the hard , jolting tackles ; the breakthrough ; the desperate agony of goal-line stands .

And so , he squirms with each play , remembering his youth .

(The New York Times,...)

How old do you have to be to remember when Americans , especially children , were encouraged to be polite ?

Related terms

review reminisce memory recall

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[ verb ] show appreciation to

Synonyms

reward

Examples

"He remembered her in his will"

Used in print

(Newark Evening News,...)

The outgoing members , whose four-year terms will expire a week after the April 18 primary_election , received carved wooden elephants , complete with ivory tusks , to remember the state committee by .

(The Providence Journal,...)

Scores of Cranston children will be remembered .

Related terms

bequeath memorial

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[ verb ] exercise, or have the power of, memory

Examples

"After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember" "some remember better than others"

Related terms

relate associate recall

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[ verb ] mention favourably, as in prayer

Examples

"remember me in your prayers"

Related terms

mention memorial

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[ verb ] mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

Synonyms

commend

Examples

"Remember me to your wife"

Related terms

mention

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[ verb ] call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony

Synonyms

commemorate

Examples

"We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz" "Remember the dead of the First World War"

Related terms

recall commemoration

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