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verb [transitive]     remind pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlereminding
past tensereminded
past participlereminded
  1. 1
    to tell someone again about an event from the past or about a fact that they used to know

    I can’t think of his name – can you remind me?

    remind someone of/about something:

    Can you remind us about your plans for the building?

    remind someone that:

    She reminded me that we had in fact met before, at a conference in Washington.

  2. 2
    to help someone to remember something that they have to do
    remind someone to do something:

    Remind Jenny to bring her laptop when she comes.

    remind someone about something:

    Can you remind me about my dentist’s appointment tomorrow?

    remind someone what/when/where/how etc:

    I need the notes to remind me what to say.

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