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[ verb ] put in the mind of someone

Examples

"Remind me to call Mother"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

But , as Scripture everywhere reminds us , God does have need of his creatures , and the church , a_fortiori , can ill afford to do without the talents with which the world , by God 's providence , presents it .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Death reminds man of his sin , but it reminds him also of his transience .

Death reminds man of his sin , but it reminds him also of his transience .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

When they got home Harold was grateful for the stillness in the apartment , and thought how , under different circumstances , they might have stayed_on here , in these old-fashioned , high-ceilinged rooms that reminded him of the Irelands ' apartment in the East_Eighties .

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[ verb ] assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

Synonyms

cue prompt

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

In this connection , it has been observed that the increasing number of Irish Catholics , priests and laity , in England , while certainly seen as good for Catholicism , is nevertheless a source of embarrassment for some of the more nationalistic English Catholics , especially when these Irishmen offer to remind their Christian brethren of this good .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Kate went_back and reminded the kitchen women of the supper preparations .

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

During the summer he had tried to repair some of his losses at the track , and the bare trees reminded him that his pari-mutuel tickets would still be lying , like leaves , in the gutters near Belmont and Saratoga .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

`` This is moving day '' , Winston reminded her , `` and I bet you left things every_which_way upstairs , your clothes all_over the floor and the bed not made .

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

`` There was also Gott_strafe_Angleterre '' , Moreland reminded me , `` and Carthago_delenda_est , or if you will , Deus_strafe_Carthage .

Related terms

inform cue prompt prompter

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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

(Jay Williams, The Forger....)

It was strange stuff - it reminded me of the pictures of a child , but a child who has never played with other kids and has lived all its life with adults .

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