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remember [verb]

To be able to bring back a piece of information into your mind, or to keep a piece of information in your memory

US /rɪˈmem.bɚ/ 
UK /rɪˈmem.bər/ 

به یاد آوردن ، به خاطر آوردن



I don't remember my first day at school.

روز اول مدرسه ام را به یاد نمی آورم.

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Oxford Essential Dictionary


 verb (remembers, remembering, remembered )
to keep something in your mind or bring something back into your mind:
Can you remember his name?
I remember posting the letter.
Did you remember to go to the bank?
 opposite forget

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


remember S1 W1 /rɪˈmembə $ -ər/ BrE AmE verb
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: remembrer, from Late Latin rememorari, from Latin memor; ⇨ ↑memory]
1. THE PAST [intransitive and transitive] to have a picture or idea in your mind of people, events, places etc from the past ⇨ forget:
Do you remember Rosa Davies?
I can’t remember her exact words.
remember (that)
I remember you two couldn’t stand each other at first!
remember (somebody) doing something
I remember meeting her at a party once.
I remember my father bringing home a huge Christmas tree.
I remember it well; I’d never seen my mother so angry.
She clearly remembers the excitement as they boarded the train.
I vaguely remember reading something about it in the paper.
They had three children, if I remember rightly.
They’ve lived here for as long as I can remember.
No one got drunk as far as I can remember.
2. INFORMATION/FACTS [intransitive and transitive] to bring information or facts that you know into your mind ⇨ forget:
You left your keys on the table, remember?
I can’t remember her phone number.
remember (that)
I suddenly remembered that I’d left the stove on.
remember what/how/why etc
I called the office, but I don’t remember who I spoke to.
3. TO DO/GET SOMETHING [intransitive and transitive] to not forget something that you must do, get, or bring:
I hope he remembers the wine.
remember to do something
Remember to take your P.E. clothes to school.
4. KEEP SOMETHING IN MIND [transitive] to keep a particular fact about a situation in your mind:
Remember, processed food is usually full of salt and sugar.
remember that
Remember that not everyone has as much money as you.
it should/must be remembered (that)
It should be remembered that a lot of work went into this event.
5. HONOUR THE DEAD [transitive] to think with respect about someone who has died, often in a ceremony:
On this day we remember the dead of two world wars.
6. be remembered for/as something to be famous for something important that you did in the past:
He is best remembered for his travel books.
Johnson wanted to be remembered as ‘the education president.’
7. GIVE SOMEBODY A PRESENT [transitive] to give someone a present on a particular occasion:
Lilian always remembers me at Christmas.
remember somebody in your will (=arrange for someone to have something of yours after you die)
8. remember me to somebody spoken used to ask someone to give a greeting from you to someone else
• • •
If you remember doing something, you have a picture in your mind of the time when you did it:
▪ I remember playing there when I was little.
If you remember to do something, you do not forget to do what you had intended:
▪ We must remember to close that window.
• • •
■ adverbs
remember well (=thoroughly and completely) I remember so well my first day there.
remember clearly/vividly/distinctly (=well, with a lot of detail) I remember clearly how I used to feel as a child in church on Sundays.
remember vaguely/dimly (=not well) He could vaguely remember his mother’s face.
remember fondly (=in a way that shows you liked someone or something a lot) The restaurant is fondly remembered by many.
remember rightly/correctly You were still at school, if I remember rightly.
hardly/barely remember (=almost not at all) I can hardly remember him.
• • •
remember to form an idea in your mind of people, events, places etc from the past: I remember Janine – she lived in that house on the corner. | I can’t remember how the film ends. | He remembered meeting her at a party once.
recall to remember a particular fact, event, or situation, especially in order to tell someone about it: Can you recall where your husband was that night? | She recalled that he had seemed a strange, lonely man.
recollect formal to remember an event or situation: Harry smiled as he recollected the scene. | She tried to recollect what had happened next in her dream.
memorize to learn facts, a piece of writing or music etc, so that you can remember them later: He’s trying to memorize his speech. | Don’t write down your PIN number, memorize it.
think back/look back to think about something that happened in the past: I thought back to when I was his age. | Looking back, I should have been more patient with her. | We need to stop looking back and start thinking about the future.
reminisce /ˌreməˈnɪs, ˌremɪˈnɪs/ to talk about pleasant events, people, experiences etc from the past, because you want to remember them or enjoy talking about them: They were reminiscing about old times. | I used to spend hours listening to my grandfather reminisce.
bear something in mind to remember something important when you are doing something, because it could affect what you do: Bear in mind that this is the first time he’s done this.
something is on the tip of your tongue used to say that you know a word or a name but that you have difficulty remembering it at this exact moment: His name’s on the tip of my tongue. I’ll think of it in a minute.
remind somebody of something to make you think of another person, thing, or time, because they are similar: It reminds me of the time when I first started teaching. | The taste reminded him of school dinners.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


re·mem·ber [remember remembers remembered remembering]   [rɪˈmembə(r)]    [rɪˈmembər]  verb

(not usually used in the progressive tenses

1. transitive, intransitive to have or keep an image in your memory of an event, a person, a place, etc. from the past
~ (sb/sth) This is Carla. Do you remember her?
I don't remember my first day at school.
He still remembered her as the lively teenager he'd known years before.
As far as I can remember, this is the third time we've met.
~ doing sth Do you remember switching the lights off before we came out?
I vaguely remember hearing him come in.
~ sb/sth doing sth I can still vividly remember my grandfather teaching me to play cards.
(formal) I can't remember his taking a single day off work.

~ (that)… I remember (that) we used to go and see them most weekends.  


2. transitive, intransitive to bring back to your mind a fact, piece of information, etc. that you knew
~ (sth) I'm sorry— I can't remember your name.
You were going to help me with this. Remember?
~ how, what, etc… Can you remember how much money we spent?

~ (that)… Remember that we're going out tonight.

3. transitive to keep an important fact in your mind
~ (that)… Remember (that) you may feel sleepy after taking the pills.

it is remembered that… It should be remembered that the majority of accidents happen in the home.  


4. transitive to not forget to do sth; to actually do what you have to do
~ to do sth Remember to call me when you arrive!
~ sth Did you remember your homework (= to bring it)?  Notice the difference between remember doing sth and remember to do sth

• I remember posting the letter means ‘I have an image in my memory of doing it’; I remembered to post the letter means ‘I didn't forget to do it.’  




5. transitive ~ sb to think about sb with respect, especially when saying a prayer
Syn:  commemorate

• a church service to remember the war dead  


6. transitive ~ sb/sth to give money, a present, etc. to sb/sth
My aunt always remembers my birthday (= by sending a card or present).
His grandfather remembered him (= left him money) in his will.
Idioms: remembered as something  remembered for something
Derived: remember me to somebody
Word Origin:
Middle English: from Old French remembrer, from late Latin rememorari ‘call to mind’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + Latin memor ‘mindful’.  
remember verb T, I (not usually used in the progressive tenses)
This is Carla. Do you remember her?
bear sb/sth in mindlook backthink backreminisce|formal recallrecollect
Opp: forget
remember/bear in mind/recall/recollect that…
remember/bear in mind/recall/recollect how/what/where/when…
remember/bear in mind/recall the facts  
Example Bank:
I can't remember exactly what happened.
I can't remember her name.
I distinctly remember Jane saying that the show started at eight.
I don't exactly remember what she said.
I mostly remember the art nouveau decor of her living room.
I remember Miss Scott very well.
I remembered back to the time I saw her last.
I specifically remember her saying she would be visiting today.
I'll always remember this holiday.
If I remember correctly, you were supposed to collect the keys on your way here.
Julia belatedly remembered what else she was supposed to do.
She finally remembered what she was going to say.
She fondly remembered her early years in India.
She is best remembered for her first book, ‘In the Ditch’.
This is an experience that the kids will enjoy and remember forever.
To this day, people can easily remember the show.
As far as I can remember, this is the third time we've met.
Did you remember your homework?
He still remembered her as the lively teenager he'd known years before.
I can't remember his taking a single day off work.
I don't remember my first day at school.
I remember posting the letter.
I remembered to post the letter.
I'm sorry— I can't remember your name.
• It should be remembered that the majority of accidents happen in the home.

• Remember that we're going out tonight.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

remember / rɪˈmem.bə r /   / -bɚ / verb

A1 [ I or T ] to be able to bring back a piece of information into your mind, or to keep a piece of information in your memory:

"Where did you park the car?" "I can't remember."

I can remember people's faces, but not their names.

[ + (that) ] She suddenly remembered (that) her keys were in her other bag.

[ + -ing verb ] I don't remember sign ing a contract.

[ + question word ] Can you remember wh at her phone number is?

I remember him as (= I thought he was) a rather annoying man.

remember to do sth A2 to not forget to do something:

Did you remember to do the shopping?

be remembered for sth to be kept in people's memories because of a particular action or quality:

She will be remembered for her courage.

you remember informal said when you are talking to someone about something that they used to know but may have forgotten:

We went and had tea in that little café - you remember, the one next to the bookshop.

[ T ] to hold a special ceremony to honour a past event or someone who has died:

On 11 November , the British remember those who died in the two World Wars.

[ T ] to give a present or money to someone you love or who has provided good service to you:

My Granny always remembers me (= sends me a present) on my birthday.

My cousin remembered me in her will.

© Cambridge University Press 2013

Collins Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary


(remembers, remembering, remembered)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

If you remember people or events from the past, you still have an idea of them in your mind and you are able to think about them.
You wouldn’t remember me. I was in another group...
I certainly don’t remember talking to you at all...
I remembered that we had drunk the last of the coffee the week before...
I can remember where and when I bought each one...
I used to do that when you were a little girl, remember?
VERB: V n/-ing, V n/-ing, V that, V wh, V

If you remember that something is the case, you become aware of it again after a time when you did not think about it.
She remembered that she was going to the social club that evening...
Then I remembered the cheque, which cheered me up.
VERB: V that, V n

If you cannot remember something, you are not able to bring it back into your mind when you make an effort to do so.
If you can’t remember your number, write it in code in a diary...
I can’t remember what I said...
Don’t tell me you can’t remember.
VERB: usu with brd-neg, V n/-ing, V wh, V

If you remember to do something, you do it when you intend to.
Please remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope when writing.
VERB: V to-inf

You tell someone to remember that something is the case when you want to emphasize its importance. It may be something that they already know about or a new piece of information.
It is important to remember that each person reacts differently...
It should be remembered that this loss of control can never be regained.
VERB: V that, it modal be V-ed that [emphasis]

If you say that someone will be remembered for something that they have done, you mean that people will think of this whenever they think about the person.
At his grammar school he is remembered for being bad at games...
He will always be remembered as one of the great Chancellors of the Exchequer.
VERB: usu passive, be V-ed for n/-ing, be V-ed as n

If you ask someone to remember you to a person who you have not seen for a long time, you are asking them to pass your greetings on to that person.
‘Remember me to Lyle, won’t you?’ I said...
VERB: no cont, usu imper, V n to n

If you make a celebration an occasion to remember, you make it very enjoyable for all the people involved.
We’ll give everyone a night to remember...
VERB: only to-inf, V

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary


re·mem·ber /rɪˈmɛmbɚ/ verb -bers; -bered; -ber·ing
1 : to have or keep an image or idea in your mind of (something or someone from the past) : to think of (something or someone from the past) again

[+ obj]

• I remember my first day of school like it was yesterday.
• Do you remember me? I used to work with you many years ago.
Remember when we went hiking last summer?
• I remember telling him not to do it, but he did it anyway.
• I remember what that felt like.
• It was a day to remember. [=it was a special/memorable day]

[no obj]

As far as I can remember, I've never been late to a meeting.
• My family has lived in New York for as long as I can remember. [=for a very long time]
2 : to cause (something) to come back into your mind

[+ obj]

• I couldn't remember how to spell her name.
• I can't remember where I put that book.
• I remembered that I had left my wallet at home.
• Sorry, I don't remember your name. [=I have forgotten your name]

[no obj]

• What was it that I was going to ask him? I can't remember.
3 : to keep (information) in your mind : to not forget (something)

[+ obj]

Remember the dates for the test.
• Thank you for remembering my birthday.
• I remembered to feed the cat.
Remember, the trains stop running at 12:30 a.m.
• Please remember to take out the trash tomorrow.
• (formal) It should be remembered [=it is important to keep in mind] that he made many important contributions to the campaign.

[no obj]

• I don't need to write it down, I'll remember.
- see also remember your manners at manner
4 [+ obj] : to think about (someone who has died) in a respectful way
• On this day, let us remember our nation's veterans.
• We should remember the victims of the tragedy.
• She is remembered for her contributions to physics.
5 [+ obj] : to give money or a gift to (someone)
• Her brother was remembered in her will. [=she wrote in her will that her brother should receive some of her things after her death]
• They remembered him on his birthday.
remember me to old-fashioned
- used to ask someone to give your greetings to another person
Remember me to your aunt when you see her today.