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

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.
See also: of, remind
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 ?
Hath she not expressed this thought in the garb of the poor child, so forcibly reminding us of that red symbol which sears her bosom?"
ONE hundred years have come and gone But still their memory lingers on Those brave men who paid the price Their lives, the ultimate sacrifice In a foreign land far, far away In a field is where they lay Some of those heroes were never found Enveloped by the mud-soaked ground As battles all around them raged These fallen soldiers never aged Now in that field so far away Tall, red poppies proudly sway Their gaze up to the skies are cast Remnants of a war-torn past Reminding us, lest we forget Of the courageous men we never met Every November on the 11th hour of the 11th day We bow our heads and silently pray In cities all around the world As millions of poppies are unfurled Reminding us of those brave men who paid the price Their lives, the ultimate sacrifice SARAH POTTER, Whitley Bay
While reminding us of absolutely vital things like publication bias in research about medication and the need to pay attention to the meaning of medication, it uses phrases like "resistant" and "refuse," words long abandoned by client-centered practice advocates in favor of words like "reluctant" or "decline."
In fact, when the good Lord said, "Blessed are the poor," I think he was reminding us of God's priorities.
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.
Mathews emphasizes this diversity by always using the terms multicultural and multiracial together, reminding us of the large number of cultures within each and every race.
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.
The war is impervious to being demythologized: Over the last few years writers of the caliber of Studs Terkel and Paul Fussell have tried to drain it of nobility and succeeded only in reminding us of how bloody the fighting was.
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.
Our Gospel, reminding us of when the Pharisees asked Jesus to "tell it to them plainly," offers additional gifts of the Spirit.
The blood from the wounded hand has dripped onto his foot, reminding us of those other wounds that will not be kissed away so readily.
Even if the aphids keep us from recreating Eden in our backyards and window boxes, bending low to the overturned earth still evokes something ancient in us, reminding us of our calling to be stewards of God's creation.