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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrememberre‧mem‧ber /rɪˈmembə $ -ər/ ●●● S1 W1 verb 🔊 🔊 1 the past [intransitive, transitive]REMEMBER to have a picture or idea in your mind of people, events, places etc from the pastforget 🔊 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.GrammarUsing the progressiveThe verb remember is not usually used in the progressive in this meaning. You say: Yes, I remember him. Don’t say: Yes, I am remembering him.You often say someone can remember something when describing what they remember: Yes, I can remember him.Patterns with rememberDo not use ‘remember about’ in this meaning. You say: Do you remember that day? Don’t say: Do you remember about that day?2 information/facts [intransitive, transitive]REMEMBER to bring information or facts that you know into your mindforget 🔊 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, transitive]REMEMBER 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 mindREMEMBER [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 deadREMEMBER [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 something7 give somebody a present [transitive]GIVE 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 somebodyCOLLOCATIONSadverbsremember 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/correctlyYou were still at school, if I remember rightly.hardly/barely remember (=almost not at all)I can hardly remember him.THESAURUSremember to form an idea in your mind of people, events, places etc from the pastI 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 itCan 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 situationHarry 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 laterHe’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 pastI 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/ to talk about pleasant events, people, experiences etc from the past, because you want to remember them or enjoy talking about themThey 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 doBear 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 momentHis 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 similarIt reminds me of the time when I first started teaching.The taste reminded him of school dinners.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
rememberSometimes I have trouble remembering her name.I stole a chicken once, I remember.We must remember also, however, that there is a vast amount of other information which has equal and greater importance.Older citizens remember eating soybeans during the Depression.I don't remember him being that good at athletics in school.The pain was such that in her anger she could not remember how much, or even if, she had loved Edmund.I can't remember how the film ends.He remembers Leonard coming home late at night, covered in blood.I do remember locating Warner in the bedroom of his hotel for confirmation.Aunt Sara always remembers me at Christmas.He remembered meeting her at a party once.Oh yes, I remember now. We met him at the last conference, didn't we?He remembered that he had felt just the same way when he first started working.Do you remember that kid Anthony from art class?I remember that terrible earthquake they had.Do you think Kim remembers that we're supposed to be there at 8?Did you remember the bread?Bud, do you remember the exact date of their wedding?Remember, the examiner will expect you to demonstrate a knowledge of motorway driving too.On Memorial Day, Americans remember their war dead.I hope Dean remembers to buy some stamps.Did you remember to lock the back door?Can you remember what the man looked like?And, worst of all, you don't remember who you are.Did you remember your dictionary?Do you remember your first day at school?remember ... wellAnd other people remembered him well.Everything became very distinct, in a way I remembered all too well.He could remember the hall well.Some one has to take the Ariadne home again, remember?Theo remembered it well from groups where Gilbert interrogated, requiring truthfulness.For solo drivers: Research shows if you silently repeat information just learned, you remember it better than visualizing it.I remember well the reading groups from my childhood; there was a Bluebirds reading group and a Buzzards reading group.They remembered only too well what had happened many years ago to another village girl.remember (that)It is worth remembering that there are still people in Britain today who have never been to London.I even remember that Dodge you drove around.Gillon, the Lady Dons' best player, remembers that game with slight reservation.It is a useful illustration as long as we remember that no illustration is exact.And I, for one will always remember that retreat.I would remember that she spent the day preparing, making sure that everything was perfect.You would do well to remember that you yourself are little more than a child.He was wearing undershorts, he remembered that.remember to do somethingAnd it's worth remembering to carry the nuts in a soft cloth bag and not a rustling plastic one.Make sketches of the larva or pupa, remembering to write the date in each drawing.Always remember to drain off excess fuel first.Please remember to include a return, or senders address on the parcel.To make sure it turns out just right every time, remember to keep the water bubbling.Job seekers also should remember to look at more than the dollar figure.This time we have remembered to put our contact numbers below.It's often hard to remember to take vitamin pills.They packed a protest meeting, which most remember to this day.remember thatHe was wearing undershorts, he remembered that.It is worth remembering that there are still people in Britain today who have never been to London.I even remember that Dodge you drove around.Gillon, the Lady Dons' best player, remembers that game with slight reservation.It is a useful illustration as long as we remember that no illustration is exact.And I, for one will always remember that retreat.I would remember that she spent the day preparing, making sure that everything was perfect.You would do well to remember that you yourself are little more than a child.remember somebody in your willMen maintained some contact with their place of origin and might remember it in their wills.
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Verb table
remember
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyremember
he, she, itremembers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyremembered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave remembered
he, she, ithas remembered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad remembered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill remember
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have remembered
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