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remember
remember, recollect, recall, remind, reminisce, bethink, mind all carry as their basic meaning to put an image or idea from the past into the mind.
Remember usually implies a putting oneself in mind of something. The term carries so strong an implication of keeping in one's memory that it often implies no conscious effort or willing
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he remembers every detail of that occurrence as though it happened yesterday

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the average reader of the newspaper or short story reads to forget, not to rememberEliot

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years—so many of them that no one remembered the exact number— Roark Bradford

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Recollect implies a gathering of what has been scattered; it is distinguished from remember in presupposing a letting go from rather than a retaining in one's memory and therefore implies a bringing back, sometimes with effort, to one's own mind what has not been in it for an appreciable period of time
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she tried to recollect some instance of goodness, some distinguished trait of integrity or benevolence, that might rescue him from the attacks of Mr. Darcy— Austen

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beasts and babies remember, that is, recognize: man alone recollectsColeridge

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certain phrases . . . which I have often found myself recollecting from a distant past— Lucasy}}

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When used reflexively, recollect usually implies a remembrance of something (as one's manners or intention) one has forgotten (as from eagerness, excitement, anger, or haste)
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Catherine, recollecting herself, grew ashamed of her eagerness— Austen

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he pointed a foot; recollected himself; took it back— Sackville-West

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Recall often comes close to recollect in implying volition or an effort to bring back what has been forgotten, but it differs from recollect in suggesting a summons rather than a process of thought; often, also, it connotes a telling of what is brought back
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let me recall a case within my own recent experience— Mencken

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I will permit my memory to recall the vision of you, by all my dreams attended— Millay

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But recall may imply, as recollect does not, an agent or an agency other than oneself, and in such use suggests the awakening or evocation of a memory
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forty years later Mr. Wilson recalled this cir-cumstance to my memory— Repplier

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that tree always awakened pleasant memories, recalling a garden in the south of France where he used to visit young cousins— Cather

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Remind implies the evocation of something forgotten, or not at the time in one's mind, by some compelling power or agent. Often also it strongly implies a jogging of one's memory. Usually the agent or agency is someone or something external that causes one to remember
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he reminded me of my promise

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this incident reminded him of another and similar one

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he reminded himself that he had made an appointment for eight o'clock

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he found it necessary to keep on reminding himself that the time was short and the work must be finished according to schedule

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Reminisce can imply the process of recollecting or of recalling something
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how do people remember anything? How do they reminisce?—Lang

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but often it suggests a nostalgic dredging up and retelling of events and circumstances of one's past life
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well, anyhow, we old fellows can reminisceGarland

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he cut me short to reminisce of his schoolmates— Hervey Allen

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Bethink, a commonly reflexive verb little used today, can distinctively imply recollection or recalling after reflection or a reminding oneself by thinking back
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I have bethought me of another fault— Shak.

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to bethink themselves how little they may owe to their own merit— Helps

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Mind (see also TEND) in the sense of remember is sometimes chosen to convey a dialectal feeling of simplicity or quaintness
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I mind him coming down the street— Tennyson

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the lads you leave will mind you till Ludlow tower shall fall— Housman

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I can mind her well as a nursing mother—a comely woman in her day—Quiller-Couch

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Antonyms: forget
Contrasted words: ignore, disregard, *neglect, overlook

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