remind can be a verb, which has a similar meaning but it refers to the act of prompting or reminding someone of something. As a verb it indicates an action taken to relay a message for encouragement or guidance.
His boss reminded him to be punctual in the future.
The teacher reminded the students to keep their volume down.
My dad always reminds me to study hard to secure my future.
when using remind as a noun, it is more common to refer to it as a 'gentle remind' or 'friendly remind' in order to add a softness to the message. As a verb, its usage is much more varied and may also refer to a reminder being given to oneself, not just another person.