jog (one's) memory

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jog (one's) memory

To cause one to remember something. I tried jogging Mom's memory, but she couldn't remember Joe's phone number either. I had no recollection of that vacation until the photo jogged my memory.
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jog someone's memory

Fig. to stimulate someone's memory to recall something. Hearing the first part of the song I'd forgotten really jogged my memory. DI tried to jog Bill's memory about our childhood antics.
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jog somebody’s ˈmemory

help somebody to remember something: So you don’t remember Mary Woodson? Well, here’s a photograph of you with her which might jog your memory.
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Finally, an appendix titled "decades," offers decade-by-decade lists of historical topics, trends, and events to jog one's memory.
This seems all wrong: a couple of hastily scribbled sentences might indeed jog one's memory later on, if the rivets were less secure than believed, but a photograph would do this much and more: a picture of Imogen's naked breast would have limitless probative value when Iachimo testifies to her adultery.