be remembered for (something)

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be remembered for (something)

To have one's particular action, such as an accomplishment or misdeed, be the primary part of one's legacy. That choreographer will be remembered for all of her innovations in the world of dance.
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be reˈmembered as/for something

be famous or known for a particular thing that you have done in the past: He is best remembered as the man who brought jazz to Britain.A natural journalist, he will be remembered for his words rather than his actions.
See also: remember, something
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"Obviously the goal against Finland is what I am remembered for at the moment but I want to go on and be remembered for much bigger things and go and do my best for England
PLATINI scored the penalty that gave the 1985 European Cup to Juventus after a 1-0 win over Liverpool in Heysel - a game that will always be remembered for the 39 deaths caused by crushing in the small Belgian stadium.