refresh (one's) memory

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refresh (one's) memory

To remind one (about something); to help one to recall something. I'm sorry, I don't remember our discussion about that. You'll have to refresh my memory. You don't remember how much? Allow me to refresh your memory. You owe me $300.
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reˌfresh somebody’s/your ˈmemory

remind somebody/yourself of something that you have forgotten: Refresh my memory, will you? How many children has he got?Before I interviewed Ms Waters, I read her book again just to refresh my memory.
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References in classic literature ?
If the reader will please to refresh his memory, by turning to the scene at Upton, in the ninth book, he will be apt to admire the many strange accidents which unfortunately prevented any interview between Partridge and Mrs Waters, when she spent a whole day there with Mr Jones.
He would refer in a studiously grave tone to Madame de Lastaola's wishes, plans, activities, instructions, movements; or picking up a letter from the usual litter of paper found on such men's desks, glance at it to refresh his memory; and, while the very sight of the handwriting would make my lips go dry, would ask me in a bloodless voice whether perchance I had "a direct communication from - er - Paris lately." And there would be other maddening circumstances connected with those visits.
A large frozen moon like a lustrous snowball began to show through the tangle of twigs in front of them, and by its light the narrator had been able to refresh his memory of Captain Keith's text from a scrap of printed paper.
"'He simply wished, I should imagine, to refresh his memory upon that last occasion.
On Tuesday, Judge Mohammad Bashir, during the proceedings, directed the JIT head to file an application before the apex court and either obtain the relevant documents to refresh his memory or produce the confidential volume 10 of the JIT report while answering defence counsels' questions.
Perhaps he has had time to think and refresh his memory but if he needs help just look it up on the Walesonline website.
This title, Mr Ballard's second book on the revolution in France, is a most welcome addition to the resources available both to students and undergraduates and to the general reader who needs to refresh his memory. With over 400 references the hook is a gold mile of information with entries on events, places, people, ideas, and parties.
Coun Page may care to refresh his memory by reading my letter to the Echo of March 14 this year, and the minutes of the February 2011 council meeting.
The tournament is at Heworth on May 21-22 and Tarren is delaying a decision on whether to refresh his memory of the course by playing in their 36-holer on May 8.
This step helped him to refresh his memory and he remembered his name as Andrea Biakora.
I am told station bosses have planned for Mr Rabbitte to have an extensive guided tour of the station to refresh his memory and ensure he never again forgets the broadcaster on national TV.
A few questions for him to perhaps refresh his memory:
Aides said that no-one is questioning Mr Howard's integrity although his office confirmed that he went to the home office last Friday to refresh his memory on the papers referring to the case.
And then he has to reread them to refresh his memory.
CAN I suggest that reader John Davidson blow the cobwebs off his copy of the Highway Code and refresh his memory on a subject that might just save his life one day?