to commit to memory; learn by heart: to memorize a poem.
to learn by heart: I've always been able to memorize easily.
- Also especially British, mem·o·rise .
- mem·o·riz·a·ble, adjective
- mem·o·ri·za·tion, noun
- mem·o·riz·er, noun
- re·mem·o·rize, verb (used with object), re·mem·o·rized, re·mem·o·riz·ing.
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How to use memorize in a sentence
A story or narrative is invented for the purpose of helping the student, as it is claimed, to memorise it.
In a similar manner, the pupil can memorise the three remaining stanzas.
If you memorise the Correlation, you will recall the Name whenever you think of this Peculiarity (whatever struck you about him).
Then, when the book is finished, go through and transcribe or memorise such passages as are thus marked.The Private Library | Arthur L. Humphreys
To some it is an easier method than the cards, there is less to memorise, or the crystal.Telling Fortunes by Tea Leaves | Cicely Kent
British Dictionary definitions for memorize
(tr) to commit to memory; learn so as to remember
- memorizable or memorisable, adjective
- memorization or memorisation, noun
- memorizer or memoriser, noun
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