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Meaning of “remember” in the English Dictionary

"remember" in British English

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rememberverb

uk   /rɪˈmem.bər/  us   /-bɚ/
A1 [I or T] to be ​able to ​bring back a ​piece of ​information into ​yourmind, or to ​keep a ​piece of ​information in ​yourmemory: "Where did you ​park the ​car?" "I can't remember." I can remember people's ​faces, but not ​theirnames. [+ (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 ​phonenumber is? I remember him as (= I ​thought he was) a ​ratherannoying man.remember to do sth A2 to not ​forget to do something: Did you remember to do the ​shopping?be remembered for sth to be ​kept in people's ​memories because of a ​particularaction or ​quality: She will be remembered for her ​courage.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. [T] to ​hold a ​specialceremony to ​honour a past ​event or someone who has ​died: On 11 ​November, the British remember those who ​died in the two World Wars. [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.

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(Definition of remember from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rememberverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈmem·bər/
to be ​able to ​bring a ​piece of ​information back into ​yourmind, or to ​keep a ​piece of ​information in ​yourmemory: [T] Naomi ​vividly remembers the ​day her ​daughter was ​born. [I] I’ve been a Tiger ​fan as ​long as I can remember. [T] Williams will be remembered for his ​generosity. [+ question word] Can you remember where we ​parked the ​car? [+ that clause] You have to remember that these things take ​time. [+ to infinitive] Remember to ​buy some ​stamps.
remembrance
noun [C/U]  us   /rɪˈmem·brəns/
[C] The ​video makes a ​nice remembrance of the ​party.
(Definition of remember from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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