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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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If one needed any reminding of protectionist risks, one only need look to the strong support Chuck Schummer (D-NY) receives in the U.S.
But there is another way to do something about this windfall for the rich and I'm indebted to Gene Ogden's recent letter to The Washington Post for reminding me of it: Require social security taxes to be paid on all income above $72,000.
In passing, she tosses out remarkable "readings" of lines, sonnets, and groups of sonnets, reminding us that our "authors are cleverer than we are, and improve on acquaintance.
Nonetheless, in his modest way, he has succeeded in reminding us of the widening compass of department store studies and has shown in this welcome volume what we should know, and should make, of the British experience.
Dr Philip Foster, associate medical director of the 111 service in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "We are reminding people to request repeat prescriptions from their GP in the next few days.
As part of the Fireworks and Bonfires Ruin Lives in a Flash campaign, Northumbria Police is reminding retailers of their responsibilities.
I would like to connect the Old Testament reading with the Gospel passage using the theme "God's authority in word and deed." God's authority links these two readings, reminding us in whose name all authentic ministry is done in Scripture.
As part of National Consumer Week, the officers will be reminding people to stay safe at home and also giving tips on spotting rogue traders.
The revolt of the robots is usually told as a cautionary tale about the dangers of modern science, reminding us of the unintended consequences of all our clever inventions.
Thank you so much for your article reminding us that a desire for peace made WWII the "good" war.
Thank you, Dan Renzi, for reminding me what that was like and the importance of what you and others like you do for those still searching.
During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many writers attracted readers, not by touting the interesting nature of their subject, but by reminding the public that they had been duped by other works, and by offering them the real truth (130).
Ironically reminding women that their "proper" place is in the boudoir and recalling the desirability of the Marquis de Sade's virtuous victim, Sauser-Hall placed the "new" wild-man masculinity in its age-old context.
Even better, these books on the church's central sacrament of unity come from Catholics and Protestants alike, reminding us of the full communion to which this sacrament summons the whole body of Christ.