rememberer


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re·mem·ber

 (rĭ-mĕm′bər)
v. re·mem·bered, re·mem·ber·ing, re·mem·bers
v.tr.
1.
a. To recall to the mind with effort; think of again: I finally remembered the address.
b. To have (something) arise in one's memory; become aware of (something) suddenly or spontaneously: Then I remembered that today is your birthday.
2. To retain in the memory: Remember your appointment.
3. To keep (someone) in mind as worthy of consideration or recognition.
4. To reward with a gift or tip: remembered his niece in his will.
5. To give greetings from: Remember me to your family.
6. Engineering To return to (an original shape or form) after being deformed or altered. Used especially of certain materials.
7. Archaic To remind.
v.intr.
1. To have or use the power of memory.
2. To recall something; have a recollection.

[Middle English remembren, from Old French remembrer, from Latin rememorārī, to remember again : re-, re- + memor, mindful; see (s)mer- in Indo-European roots.]

re·mem′ber·a·bil′i·ty n.
re·mem′ber·a·ble adj.
re·mem′ber·er n.
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