Remember 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 what happened when Joe forgot to buy a present for his wife on her birthday?
- 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 is when a person or thing makes you think about something.
- 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.
- Josh uses the calendar on his cell phone to remind him about important dates.
- Our shopping list reminds us what we need to buy at the supermarket.