call to mind

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call to mind

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

 and bring something to mind
to bring something into someone's mind; to cause something to be remembered. Your comment calls something unpleasant to mind. This photo album calls our vacation to mind.
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call to mind

Remember, recall, as in I've tried but I can't call his name to mind. This idiom was first recorded in 1472.
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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.