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Is there a single word for "keep in mind"?

You have to keep in mind that...

Please keep in mind...

We have to keep in mind...

If not, please suggest some alternatives.

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    Why do you want a single word? Is "remember" okay? – curiousdannii Jun 19 '15 at 8:10
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    If you need single words in future, I'd recommend you consult an online thesaurus. There's one here, and you can switch between the thesaurus and dictionary if you want to know the meanings of words you find. – Margana Jun 19 '15 at 8:23
  • It need not necessarily be a single word. I was in need of some other alternatives to use for this phrase – Qwerty Jun 19 '15 at 8:48
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    Unless you specify the context in more detail, the question is too broad. Below in a comment you mention "fancy words". If you need a "fancy" word, you should explain why. – TRomano Jun 19 '15 at 10:14
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The phrase 'keep in mind' can have different meanings. I have differentiated and collected words for you as follows:

  • turn over in one's mind

    consider, recognize, reckon, acknowledge, cogitate, concede, scrutinize, speculate.

  • think about seriously

    cherish, ponder, muse-over, imagine, hold, heed.

  • hold on to physically or mentally

    remember, reminisce, retain, save, retrospect, grasp, posses.

Sources: http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/keep+in+mind http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/keep%20in%20mind

  • Did you get these meanings from somewhere? If so you need to reference them! – curiousdannii Jun 19 '15 at 9:33
  • @curiousdannii i just googled them. – sachin kalekar Jun 19 '15 at 9:41
  • @sam-worthingon You need to edit this to add the link to where you got them from or this counts as plagiarism and will be deleted. – curiousdannii Jun 19 '15 at 9:42
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    @Yohann - Source citations for links & block quotes should appear in plain text (due to link-rot) somewhere in the body of the post - all I see now is two unspecified hypertext links. – user98990 Jun 19 '15 at 12:04
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    @LittleEva i don't see any rules or anything anywhere on this page or on this site saying that the sources should be in plain texts. Do you need the ip address,domain-name,site-admins and all that trivial information too?? – sachin kalekar Jun 19 '15 at 12:19
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Remember ?

"You have to remember that... Please remember.. We have to remember.."

  • I think that recall or recollect may be used too – Jaro Jun 19 '15 at 7:57
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Remember is the best fit here.

Depending on the context, other single-word options that could work are:

  • You have to consider

    1.4 Take (something) into account when making a judgement:

  • You have to heed

    [WITH OBJECT] Pay attention to; take notice of:

  • You have to note

    [WITH OBJECT] 1. Notice or pay particular attention to (something):

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You have to be attentive ...

attentive adjective: 1. characterized by or giving attention; observant; mindful. See, the Free Dictionary

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The Latin to retain sth from tene:re to hold can have the meaning to remember as in

  • I can retain names easily. Pons English Deutsch.
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Don't forget!

My personal opinion is your idiom is too heavy when it being talk out. Use "don't forget!" or "remember" or ... to recommend somebody and use "keep in mind" to command somebody to do something which is important.

  • What "original idiom"?? – curiousdannii Jun 19 '15 at 9:42
  • sorry, it's a mistake. I should delete "original" word. – Duc nguyen ngoc Jun 24 '15 at 7:14

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