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- moment - To have a moment is to suddenly forget where you are and what's going on; it is also called a bristlecone or a senior moment.
- absence of mind - The failure to remember what one is doing.
- brain cloud - The temporary inability to think properly, or to remember something.
- souvenir - Literally French for "remember," from Latin subvenire, "occur to the mind."
If you remember people or events from the past, your mind still has an impression of them and you are able to think about them.
You can use either an -ing form or a to-infinitive after remember, but with different meanings. If your mind has an impression of something you did in the past, you say that you remember doing it.
If you do something that you had intended to do, you can say that you remember to do it.
If you mention to someone that they had intended to do something, don't say that you 'remember' them to do it. Say that you remind them to do it.
Past participle: remembered
|Verb||1.||remember - recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"|
know - perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
|2.||remember - keep in mind for attention or consideration; "Remember the Alamo"; "Remember to call your mother every day!"; "Think of the starving children in India!"|
retain - keep in one's mind; "I cannot retain so much information"
keep note - maintain in the forefront of one's awareness; "He kept note of the location of the soldiers"
characterize, characterise, qualify - describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
|3.||remember - recapture the past; indulge in memories; "he remembered how he used to pick flowers"|
reminisce - recall the past; "The grandparents sat there, reminiscing all afternoon"
|4.||remember - show appreciation to; "He remembered her in his will"|
|5.||remember - mention favorably, as in prayer; "remember me in your prayers"|
|6.||remember - mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship; "Remember me to your wife"|
|7.||remember - exercise, or have the power of, memory; "After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember"; "some remember better than others"|
|8.||remember - call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony; "We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz"; "Remember the dead of the First World War"|
recall forget, ignore, overlook, neglect, disregard
don't you remember me? → ¿no se acuerda usted de mí?, ¿no me recuerda?
I can never remember phone numbers → tengo muy mala memoria para los números de teléfono, soy incapaz de recordar números de teléfono
I don't remember a thing about it → no recuerdo ni un solo detalle de ello
I remember seeing it; I remember having seen it → me acuerdo de or recuerdo haberlo visto, me acuerdo de or recuerdo que lo vi
I seem to remember (that) you used to do the same → si mal no recuerdo, tú hacías lo mismo
I don't remember what he looks like → no me acuerdo de or no recuerdo cómo es
I remember him as tall and slim → lo recuerdo alto y delgado
give me something to remember you by → dame algún recuerdo tuyo
so I gave him sth to remember me by (fig) → así que le di algo para que no me olvidara or para que se acordara de mí
she will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humour → se la recordará por su maravilloso sentido del humor
it was a night to remember → fue una noche memorable or inolvidable
remember that he carries a gun → recuerda or ten presente que lleva una pistola
that's worth remembering → eso merece la pena recordarlo
it is worth remembering that → merece la pena recordar que ...
have you remembered your passport? → ¿te has acordado del pasaporte or de traer el pasaporte?
she always remembers the children at Christmas → siempre se acuerda de los niños por Navidad
to remember sb in one's prayers → rezar por algn
to remember sb in one's will → mencionar a algn en el testamento
she remembered to do it → se acordó de hacerlo
remember to turn out the light → no te olvides de apagar la luz
remember what happened before → no te olvides or acuérdate de lo que pasó antes
today we remember those who gave their lives in the war → hoy recordamos a aquellos que dieron sus vidas en la guerra
do you remember? → ¿te acuerdas?, ¿recuerdas?
try to remember! → ¡haz memoria! → ¡intenta acordarte!
I don't or can't remember → no me acuerdo, no recuerdo
as I remember, you said you would pay → que yo recuerde or si mal no recuerdo, tú dijiste que pagarías
it was a cold day, as you will remember → era un día de frío, como recordarás
as far as I (can) remember → que yo recuerde
not as far as I remember → no que yo recuerde
as far back as or for as long as I can remember → desde siempre
if I remember right(ly) → si mal no recuerdo, si la memoria no me falla
I asked you to get some stamps, did you remember? → te pedí que compraras sellos, ¿te acordaste?
I'll try to remember → intentaré acordarme, intentaré no olvidarme or que no se me olvide
"acordarse de" or "recordar"?
I can't remember his name → Je ne me souviens pas de son nom., Je ne me rappelle pas son nom.
Can you remember what she said? → Vous souvenez-vous de ce qu'elle a dit?, Vous rappelez-vous ce qu'elle a dit?
He remembered the man well → Il se souvenait bien de l'homme., Il se rappelait bien l'homme.
Remember your passport!
BUT N'oublie pas ton passeport!.
to remember to do sth → penser à faire qch
I remembered to lock the door → J'ai pensé à fermer la porte à clef.
Remember to write your name on the form
BUT N'oubliez pas d'écrire votre nom sur le formulaire.
to remember doing sth, to remember having done sth → se rappeler avoir fait qch
I remember seeing it.; I remember having seen it → Je me rappelle l'avoir vu.
I don't remember having spoken to him at all → Je ne rappelle pas lui avoir parlé du tout.
to remember (that) ... → se rappeler que ..., se souvenir que ...
I remember that it used to snow quite a lot → Je me rappelle qu'il neigeait assez souvent., Je me souviens qu'il neigeait assez souvent.
remember[rɪˈmɛmbəʳ] vt → ricordare, ricordarsi di
I remember seeing it, I remember having seen it → (mi) ricordo di averlo visto
she remembered to do it → si è ricordata di farlo
give me sth to remember you by → lasciami un tuo ricordo
to remember sb in one's prayers → ricordare qn nelle proprie preghiere
remember me to your wife and children! → saluta tua moglie e i bambini da parte mia!
that's worth remembering → buono a sapersi