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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreminderre‧mind‧er /rɪˈmaɪndə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 REMIND/MAKE somebody REMEMBERsomething that makes you notice, remember, or think about somethingreminder of a reminder of the dangers of drinking and drivingreminder that Occasional bursts of gunfire are a reminder that the rebels are still active.constant/painful/vivid etc reminder The damaged church was preserved as a stark reminder of the horrors of war. The drop in stock prices serves as a reminder (=is a reminder) that investing is a form of gambling.2 REMIND/MAKE somebody REMEMBERsomething, for example a letter, that reminds you to do something which you might have forgotten a reminder from the dentist for your check-upCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa constant/permanent reminder (=that makes you think about something all the time)Peter's letters to me are a constant reminder of the happiness we shared.a timely reminder (=a useful reminder of something important)This is a timely reminder to people that they should be careful with strangers.a salutary reminder (=one that teaches you something)The earthquake in China is a salutary reminder of how fragile human existence can be.a painful/uncomfortable reminderThis violence is a painful reminder that peace is still a long way away.a stark/sharp reminder (=strong or unpleasant)This incident is a stark reminder of the dangers police officers face every day.a vivid reminder (=strong)Their performance was a vivid reminder of just why this band has remained so successful.a powerful/potent reminderThe soldiers' deaths are a powerful reminder of the price we pay for freedom.a poignant reminder (=making you feel sad)I see Kathy's death as a poignant reminder that we sometimes really are powerless.a grim/sobering/chilling reminder (=making you feel serious and worried or frightened)They passed the armed guard, a grim reminder of the ever-present threat of terrorism.a gentle reminderIt was meant to be a gentle reminder rather than a criticism.verbsserve as/act as a reminder (=be a reminder)The photograph will serve as a lovely reminder of your visit.provide/offer a reminderThe case has provided a chilling reminder of how violently some people react to foreigners.
Examples from the Corpus
reminderFinally, a reminder that the school concert will be on December 17.It is just a reminder to him that he is very important to me.She needed a reminder of this trip even if it only served as a warning.We sent a reminder, but have not yet received a reply.The dentist's office sent you a reminder about your appointment next week.In the meantime a brief reminder of their meanings may be helpful.They are living fossils, reminders of a universe now lost.In the mid-Eighties the Jockey Club invited him down to London to deliver a gentle reminder.But the study also offers a sobering reminder about the financial squeeze on families at the bottom.reminder ofSeveral vacant lots are reminders of the earthquake.Lorna kept the photos as reminders of happier times.All night there were small explosions, reminders of the war.
From Longman Business Dictionaryreminderre‧mind‧er /rɪˈmaɪndə-ər/ noun [countable] a letter telling someone that they have not paid a bill, and must do soIts computers send electronic reminders to members’ personal computers. final reminder
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