(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