Etymology: Middle English remembren, from Anglo-French remembrer, from Late Latin rememorari, from Latin re- + Late Latin memorari to be mindful of, from Latin memor mindful — more at memory
Date: 14th century
1. to bring to mind or think of again <remembers the old days> 2. archaic a. bethink 1b b. remind 3. a. to keep in mind for attention or consideration <remembers friends at Christmas> b. reward <was remembered in the will> 4. to retain in the memory <remember the facts until the test is over> 5. to convey greetings from <remember me to her> 6. record, commemorate intransitive verb 1. to exercise or have the power of memory 2. to have a recollection or remembrance • rememberability noun • rememberable adjective • rememberer noun Synonyms: remember, recollect, recall, remind, reminisce mean to bring an image or idea from the past into the mind. remember implies a keeping in memory that may be effortless or unwilled <remembers that day as though it were yesterday>. recollect implies a bringing back to mind what is lost or scattered <as near as I can recollect>. recall suggests an effort to bring back to mind and often to re-create in speech <can't recall the words of the song>. remind suggests a jogging of one's memory by an association or similarity <that reminds me of a story>. reminisce implies a casual often nostalgic recalling of experiences long past and gone <old college friends like to reminisce>.
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.