See more synonyms for memorize on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), mem·o·rized, mem·o·riz·ing.
- to commit to memory; learn by heart: to memorize a poem.
verb (used without object), mem·o·rized, mem·o·riz·ing.
- to learn by heart: I've always been able to memorize easily.
Also especially British, mem·o·rise.Related formsmem·o·riz·a·ble, adjectivemem·o·ri·za·tion, nounmem·o·riz·er, nounre·mem·o·rize, verb (used with object), re·mem·o·rized, re·mem·o·riz·ing.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for memorizable
Derived Formsmemorizable or memorisable, adjectivememorization or memorisation, nounmemorizer or memoriser, noun
- (tr) to commit to memory; learn so as to remember
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Word Origin and History for memorizable
1590s, "commit to writing;" see memory + -ize. The meaning "commit to memory" is from 1838. Related: Memorized; memorizing.
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