Remember (v.) is when you think of a memory (a past experience):
▶️ I remember the first time I ever swam in the ocean, when I was 5 years old.
▶️ Do you remember that great presentation on marketing that we saw at the
▶️ I don’t think he remembers that we met 30 years ago.
Remember is also the opposite of “forget.” You can use remember to talk about
keeping something in your mind:
▶️ Please remember to wash the dishes after you finish eating lunch.
▶️ I was already at work when I suddenly remembered I had a dentist
appointment at 9:30. I called the dentist and rescheduled it for the next day.
▶️ I can’t remember her name. Is it Alice or Annie?
Remind (v.) is when a person or thing makes you remember or think
▶️ My mother reminded me to wash the dishes after I finished eating lunch.
▶️ The secretary reminded Mr. Greene that he had a meeting at 4:30.
▶️ Our shopping list reminds us what we need to buy at the supermarket.
A reminder (n.) is a thing that reminds you. Notes, cell phone alerts, and statements
from other people can function as reminders.