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Remember is sometimes a misspelling of remembrance.

The word remember is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb remember

What does remember mean as a doing word?

Remember is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: remembered | remembering | remembers

  1. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    • examples: I can't remember saying any such thing | can you remember her phone number? | Do you remember that he once loved you? | They won't remember the story
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, what-extraction]He described what we should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, what-infinitive clause]He described what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, object control with -ing]He characterized him as being smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, small clause]He characterized him to be smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]He characterized him as smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing]He described going to work
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]He described how he could rise to high office
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]He described how to do it

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): accept, define, describe, envisage, identify, imagine, portray, recollect, represent, visualize.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of remember: call back / call up / recall / recollect / retrieve / think
    • antonym of remember: forget
    • more specific terms:
  2. keep in mind for attention or consideration
    • examples: Remember the Alamo | Remember to call your mother every day! | They remember to move
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of remember: think of
    • antonym of remember: forget
    • more specific terms:
  3. recapture the past; indulge in memories
  4. show appreciation to
    • example: He remembered her in his will
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: bequeath / leave / will = leave or give by will after one's death
  5. mention favorably, as in prayer
  6. mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
  7. exercise, or have the power of, memory
    • examples: After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember | some remember better than others
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic terms: associate / colligate / connect / link / link up / relate / tie in = make a logical or causal connection
  8. call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony
    • examples: We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz | Remember the dead of the First World War
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of remember: commemorate

Alternative definition of the verb remember


  1. To recall from one's memory; to have an image in one's memory.
  2. To memorize; to put something into memory.
  3. To not forget (to do something required)
  4. To convey greetings.
  5. [obsolete] To put in mind; to remind (also used reflexively)
  6. [intransitive] To engage in the process of recalling memories.


  1. "Remember" a.k.a. "Remember?" is an American romantic comedy released on December 19, 1939, directed by Norman Z. McLeod, with stars Robert Taylor, Greer Garson and Lew Ayres. It was rushed into production by MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer to capitalize on the attention and publicity generated by Greer Garson in her first film appearance, Goodbye Mr. Chips, released seven months earlier.
  2. "Remember" is a film, directed by Atom Egoyan.
  3. "Remember" a.k.a. "Remember?": Remember is a short drama film written by Virginie Schwartz and Coline Assous and directed by Virginie Schwartz.
  4. "Remember" is a 2010 short film directed by Scott Calvert, Nick Massey, Austin Roberts and Anders Rodin.
  5. "Remember" is a film.
  6. "Remember" is a short film, directed by Jonathan Manno.
  7. "Remember" is a 2012 short film directed by Eléonore de Montesquiou.

Phrases with Remember

  1. remember oneself
  2. to remember

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Remember

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Google previewSaunders 2016-2017 Strategies for Test Success (2015)

Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam by Linda Anne Silvestri, Angela Silvestri

An important point to remember is that the NCLEX® exam is a nursing examination, not a medical one. Therefore, focus on nursing and select ...

Google previewDissonant Divas in Chicana Music (2012)

The Limits of la Onda by Deborah R. Vargas

in the shape of dissonant figures—are contested struggles over remembering. To remember is a high-stakes project. It does not always result ...

Google previewThe ISO 9000 Quality System (2001)

Applications in Food and Technology by Debby L. Newslow

The important point to remember is that ISO is not a replacement for other specific quality tools: but rather it is an effective management tool that, when implemented , its requirements will be integrated into your existing processes and will just ...

Google previewReptile Medicine and Surgery (2005)

by Stephen J. Divers, Douglas R. Mader

Important to remember is that not all abnormal growths are neoplastic. This is especially true in reptiles, where chronic granulomatous or caseous inflammation may mimic a tumor by causing growths or swellings with secondary deformity and ...

Google previewGas Review (1915)

The second important point to remember is that in all practical electric generators, of whatever type, the voltage induced in the armature coils is alternating, that is, it reverses in direction or polarity at certain regular intervals and, if a direct ...

Google previewSustainability (2013)

by Leslie Paul Thiele

The first thing to remember is that practical wisdom is not simply a collection of insights that can be straightforwardly applied to solve problems. It is not a form of theory to be implemented in practice. Rather, practical wisdom is a skillful way of ...

Google previewTractor and Gas Engine Review (1915)

The second important point to remember is that in all practical electric generators, of whatever type, the voltage induced in the armature coils is alternating, that is, it reverses in direction or polarity at certain regular intervals and, if a direct ...

Google previewMounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (2009)

by William D. Mounce

zkar means “to remember.” Remembering can occur with either God or human beings as the subject. Such memory can trigger many different reactions in the Bible (and in our own personal ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston

instincts relationships, the-need-to-have-relationships-with-others instinct relaxation, a-sense-of-relaxation instinct relaxation, a-state-of-calm-relaxation instinct remember, to-remember instinct remembrance, remembrance instinct reminder, ...

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Usage statistics about remember

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb remember:

spoken English69.65%written English30.35% conversational speech55.97%task-oriented speech44.03% imaginative writing77.12%informational writing22.88%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb remember:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb remember and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Remember

I remember I was healthy,
I remember I was fit
I remember how my life once was
before it tuned to shit

I remember I was happy,
I remember it was nice
I remember that I once had sex
before I met my wife. (Once upon a toilet wall)
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Scrabble value of R1E1M3E1M3B3E1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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