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be remembered as (something)

To have one's particular role as something be the primary part of one's legacy. That choreographer will be remembered as a true innovator in the world of dance.
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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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something to remember (one) by

A memento or keepsake to remind one of someone. I'll miss you too. Here, keep my hat—something to remember me by.
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remember (one) to (someone)

To bring or deliver one's greetings to someone else. Have fun on your trip—please remember me to Aunt Lily and Uncle Michael!
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can't remember a fucking thing

rude slang Has difficulty remembering anything; forgets a lot of things. Geez, I can't remember a fucking thing these days! I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday!
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can't remember shit

rude slang Has difficulty remembering anything; forgets a lot of things. Geez, I can't remember shit these days! I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday!
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remember (someone or something) as (something)

To have a memory of someone or something as being a particular way or a particular type of person or thing. I remember my childhood as a very happy experience, so I was shocked to find out that my brother remembers it differently. I remember him as a being real jerk, but everyone looks back on him very fondly. You'll remember your college years as the best time of your life, so make the most of them.
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remember (someone) in (one's) will

To include someone in one's final will and testament in order to bequeath something to them after one's death. My grandfather and I were very close, so I was so surprised when he didn't remember me in his will. You've done so much for me and my wife—we'll be sure to remember you in our wills.
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remember to write

A clichéd farewell urging someone to remain in contact while they are gone. Sometimes used humorously as a casual farewell. Have a wonderful time in Paris, Colin! Remember to write! A: "I'd better get going, thanks for having me!" B: "No problem. Remember to write!"
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Remember me to someone.

Please carry my good wishes to someone. (The someone can be a person's name or a pronoun.) Tom: My brother says hello. Bill: Oh, good. Please remember me to him. Tom: I will. Fred: Bye. John: Good-bye, Fred. Remember me to your Uncle Tom.
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remember someone as something

to recall someone as being a particular type of person. I remember Terri as a rather cheerful girl, always willing to help out. William will be remembered as a grouchy person.
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remember someone in one's will

to bequeath something to someone in one's will. My uncle always said he would remember me in his will. He failed to remember me in his will.
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remember someone to someone

to carry the greetings of someone to someone else. Please remember all of us to your uncle. I will remember you to my brother, who asks of you often.
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Remember to write,

 and Don't forget to write. 
1. Lit. a final parting comment made to remind someone going on a journey to write to those remaining at home. Alice: Bye. Mary: Good-bye, Alice. Remember to write. Alice: I will. Bye. Sally: Remember to write! Fred: I will!
2. Fig. a parting comment made to someone in place of a regular good-bye. (Jocular.) John: See you tomorrow. Bye. Jane: See you. Remember to write. John: Okay. See you after lunch. Jane: Yeah. Bye. Remember to write.
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something to reˈmember somebody by

(informal) a punishment, especially a physical one: If I ever catch you stealing my apples again, I’ll give you something to remember me by.

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.
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remember to

v.
To deliver greetings from someone to someone else: Please remember me to your family.
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can’t remember a fucking thing

and CRAFT
phr. & comp. abb. a phrase said when one’s memory fails. (Usually objectionable.) Gee, I’m getting old. CRAFT. What’s your name, again? I can’t remember a fucking thing!
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can’t remember shit

and CRS
phr. & comp. abb. can’t remember anything. (Usually objectionable.) Tom can’t remember shit. He has to write everything down. I was diagnosed with CRS. It comes with age!
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n Christine Bounds, a much-loved daughter, remembered by Bernadette.
I remembered two parties and two breakfasts-one was in English and the other was in Greek-I practiced it", "I remembered the English parts and the Greek parts", "It was easy-each story had a breakfast and a party-one was in English and the other one was in Greek, so I said them over and over".
He is perhaps best remembered for his concept of "the golden mean" and its application in ethical decision making, described in "Rhetoric" (book 2, chapter 12).
n Mrs Patricia Allan, gone but certainly not forgotten, remembered by David McKeevers and family
All six brain-damaged patients remembered facts and events from more than a decade before their injuries occurred.
And more important, memory is one thing and action another; it is not simply the victims who need to be remembered, but also their executioners, and all those who chose to remain spectators.
Then I remembered the words that climaxed the funeral Mass of little Estefania, "Do this in remembrance of me.
meeting held with all employees explaining the overall financial picture of the company) four weeks later 34 percent of employees cannot remember any of the points discussed; only three percent remember the major point; the most frequently remembered points are about the local work area
Healthy men indeed remembered more words after thinking about their meanings.
In both, so much gets remembered, that it's hard to tell if anything has been remembered at all.