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remind

verb
     
re‧mind S1 W2 [transitive]
1 to make someone remember something that they must do:
Yes, I'll be there. Thanks for reminding me.
remind somebody about something
The girls constantly had to be reminded about their chores.
remind somebody to do something
Remind me to buy some milk tonight.
remind somebody (that)
Mrs Welland reminded her son that they still had several people to see.
that reminds me (=used when something has just made you remember something you were going to say or do)
Oh, that reminds me, I saw Jenny in town today.
remind yourself
I reminded myself to watch them closely.
He made a few notes to remind himself of what he wanted to say.
see usage note remember
2 to make someone remember someone that they know or something that happened in the past
remind somebody of something
That song always reminds me of our first date.
remind somebody (of) what/how etc
I was reminded how lucky I was.
see usage note remember
3

don't remind me

spoken used in a joking way when someone has mentioned something that embarrasses or annoys you:
'We've got a test tomorrow.' 'Don't remind me!'
4

let me remind you/may I remind you (that)

spoken formal used to emphasize a warning or criticism:
Let me remind you that you are expected to arrive on time.

remind somebody of somebody/something

phrasal verb
to seem similar to someone or something else:
The landscape reminded her of Scotland.
Corinne reminds me of myself when I was her age.
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remember, remind
You remember someone or something from a time in the past I remember playing there when I was little. Hello, do you remember me?You also remember information or things that you must do I can't remember what time he's arriving. We must remember to close that window.You remind someone about something when you tell them to remember it Remind me to call Kim tomorrow. Thomas reminded us that Dad was still waiting.If something or someone reminds you of a person or thing, they make you think of them because they are similar Being on the farm reminded me of my childhood. She reminds me of my first girlfriend.!! You can remind yourself of something, but you cannot remember yourself of something I reminded myself of my promise. He remembered his promise (NOT He remembered him/himself (of) his promise).See also remember

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