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need I remind you (that)

A slightly condescending introduction to a reminder of some fact or situation. Need I remind you that you are still bound by the obligations of your parole? This sort of behavior will lead you straight back to prison! I understand your sentiments, but need I remind you the profitability of our company is the highest priority?
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need I remind you of (something)

A slightly condescending introduction to a reminder of some fact or stipulation. Need I remind you of the terms of your parole? This sort of behavior will lead you straight back to prison! This sort of scandal is completely unacceptable—need I remind you of our company's reputation and global ambitions?
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remind (one) about (something)

To cause one to recollect or think about something that one has forgotten. Thank you for reminding me about my doctor's appointment tomorrow—I had completely forgotten!
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remind (one) of (someone or something)

To inspire a recollection, resemblance, or association in one's mind about someone or something. You really remind me of your father at that age—headstrong and mischievous, just like you! This town reminds me a lot of the place where I grew up. That reminds me of a funny story I heard last week.
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need I remind you that...

 and need I remind you of...
a phrase that introduces a reminder. (A little haughty or parental.) Bill: Need I remind you that today is Fri-day? Bob (sarcastically): Gee, how else would I have known? John: Need I remind you of our policy against smoking in the office? Jane: Sorry, I forgot.
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remind someone about someone or something

to cause someone to remember someone or something. Will you please remind me about Fred? He's coming to visit next week. I will remind you about your appointments for today.
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remind someone of someone or something

to bring a memory of someone or something into someone's mind. You remind me of my brother. The happy song reminded us of our cabin on the lake.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

remind of

1. To cause someone to remember something; bring to someone's mind some thought or memory: Your story reminds me of the time I went to Texas.
2. To appear to someone to resemble something or someone else: That woman reminds me of my mother.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Inside she reminded me of nothing so much as a floating trench.
"Emily?" She repeated the name in a tone of surprise, which reminded him that he had addressed her with familiarity at a most inappropriate time--the time when they were on the point of a quarrel.
The inn at Zeeland reminded him of the Handbill, and of the visit of Miss Jethro.
It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago.
The boy, reminded of his misfortune, began to cry again.
While that might sound axiomatic, we sometimes have to remind ourselves to be courteous to the people with whom we come in contact - at every level of the employee ladder.
Parents of children who were 'rescued' in the Navotas City drug raid must be punished to 'remind them of their responsibility,' Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr.
FAMOUS faces from TV took up position above the Gateshead Quayside to remind viewers to switch to digital.
Summary: State institutions should remind their staff to drive safely on Lebanon's roads, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said.
[USA], July 3 (ANI): Parents wanting their kids to become good problem solvers and develop flexible thinking, should remind their little ones of the many roles they play - brother, sister, neighbour, daughter!
She said: "Nobody intentionally drives on the wrong side of the road, but clearly we've got to do more to remind visitors to drive on the left.
'We also remind them (to stay) 50 meters away from the polling precincts.'
"We would also like to remind patients to order any medication they need from their GP surgery in plenty of time so they have enough to last over the bank holiday."
'We want to remind them that it is forbidden to campaign on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Makers of the Remind app had warned users who were also Verizon customers that the free version wouldn't be available beginning next month because of a billing dispute with the phone carrier.