remind (one) of (someone or something)

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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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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

v.
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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Most of his poems, other than certain political satire, which drew on him the Emperor's wrath, are full of subtle sadness and fragrant regret, reminding one of pot-pourri in some deep blue porcelain bowl.
In the same fiddle-case a photograph of my predecessor, taken lately in Saigon, repre sented in front of a garden view, and in company of a female in strange draperies, an elderly, squat, rugged man of stern aspect in a clumsy suit of black broadcloth, and with the hair brushed forward above the temples in a manner reminding one of a boar's tusks.
And our local supermarket, with empty shelves reminding one of the best of Soviet-era Russia and milkless like everywhere else in town, had closed their car park rather than grabbing some unemployed or homeless folk and giving them a bung to dig out the access road.
Lithuania is known as the country of thousands of natural lakes and rivers, exquisite barrocco architecture and ancient pre-Christian traditions reminding one of Vedic India's past.
with red cliffs and rocks, and wooded hills like Italy, reminding one of a ballet or play where nymphs appear...," this enchanting location remains a firm favourite for visitors seeking something extraspecial.
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Only later do we notice the continuous rattling (recorded on a CD) of a 16 mm film projector, which seems to come now from far away, now from nearby, reminding one of film's beginnings--all impressions that prod our thinking about images into a deeper contemplation.
The difference may be subtle, but I think the dictionary definition more clearly makes the connection between the soldiers and their young age--compellingly reminding one of what General Eisenhower supposedly said while planning the D-Day invasion of Normandy--that he wanted only young men who had never seen combat, men young enough that they still felt they would never die.
Why would someone who values being able to "forget about being black" choose to live in a mainly nonblack environment, one that is inevitably always reminding one of one's blackness--an existence too often negatively defined by nonblacks?
Holy water also suggests innocence, reminding one of Pilate's gesture when he washed his hands, saying: "I am innocent of this man's blood.
The architecturally diverse residential buildings are separated by wide streets and sidewalks edged with cobblestone, reminding one of Riverside Drive along the Upper West Side.
This has great rhetorical effect, reminding one of the retractable undercarriage mechanisms of aircraft and of the flexible adjustable supports needed by a real spacecraft -- so often in films, so seldom in reality -- when they land on uncertain ground.