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remember

verb uk   /rɪˈmem.bər/ us    /-bɚ/
A1 [I or T] to be able to bring back a piece of information into your mind, or to keep a piece of information in your memory: "Where did you park the car?" "I can't remember." I can remember people's faces, but not their names. [+ (that)] She suddenly remembered (that) her keys were in her other bag. [+ -ing verb] I don't remember signing a contract. [+ question word] Can you remember what her phone number is? I remember him as (= I thought he was) a rather annoying man.Remembering, reminding and reminders remember to do sth A2 to not forget to do something: Did you remember to do the shopping?Remembering, reminding and reminders be remembered for sth to be kept in people's memories because of a particular action or quality: She will be remembered for her courage.Remembering, reminding and reminders you remember informal said when you are talking to someone about something that they used to know but might have forgotten: We went and had tea in that little café - you remember, the one next to the bookshop.Remembering, reminding and reminders [T] to hold a special ceremony to honour a past event or someone who has died: On 11 November, the British remember those who died in the two World Wars.CeremoniesRemembering, reminding and reminders [T] to give a present or money to someone you love or who has provided good service to you: My Granny always remembers me (= sends me a present) on my birthday. My cousin remembered me in her will.Remembering, reminding and reminders
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