bring to mind

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bring to mind

To cause one to think of or remember someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "to." Can we go somewhere else for dinner? That place just brings my ex-girlfriend to mind. That song brings to mind many fond memories of my childhood.
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bring to mind

Cause to be remembered, as in The film brought to mind the first time I ever climbed a mountain. This idiom, first recorded in 1433, appears in Robert Burns's familiar "Auld Lang Syne" (1788), in which the poet asks if old times should never be brought to mind. Also see come to mind.
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bring/call somebody/something to ˈmind

remind you of somebody/something: Her paintings bring to mind hot summer days in Provence.
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Love always Evelyn and family xxx WALTERS May We don't need a special day to bring you to mind, the days we don't think of you are impossible to find.
Craig, it doesn't take your birthday to bring you to mind, as there is not a day goes by when you are not in my thoughts, living life without you is the hardest part of all.
CLARKE Terence Stanley B.E.M 18th April 2003 We don't need a special day to bring you to mind, the days we don't think of you are impossible to find, you left behind our broken hearts and happy memories too.