Idioms

Origin of record

1175–1225; 1875–80 for def 17; (v.) Middle English recorden < Old French recorder < Latin recordārī to remember, recollect (re- re- + cord- (stem of cors) heart + -ārī infinitive ending); (noun) Middle English record(e) < Old French, derivative of recorder; compare Medieval Latin recordum

SYNONYMS FOR record

Related forms

re·cord·a·ble, adjectiverec·ord·less, adjectiveun·re·cord·a·ble, adjectivewell-re·cord·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for go on record

record


noun (ˈrɛkɔːd)

verb (rɪˈkɔːd) (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

recordable, adjective

Word Origin for record

C13: from Old French recorder to call to mind, from Latin recordārī to remember, from re- + cor heart
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Medicine definitions for go on record

record

[ rĭ-kôrd ]

v.

To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form.
To register or indicate.

n.

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Idioms and Phrases with go on record (1 of 2)

go on record


Embrace a position publicly. For example, I want to go on record in favor of the mayor's reelection. It is also put as for the record, as in For the record, we support sending troops there. The record in both signifies either publication or public knowledge. Both expressions date from the first half of the 1900s, although slightly different phrases, such as put on record, are older. Also see just for the record; off the record.

Idioms and Phrases with go on record (2 of 2)

record


see break the record; go on record; just for the record; off the record; set (the record) straight; track record.

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