memorize

[ mem-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈmɛm əˌraɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, mem·o·rise .

Origin of memorize

First recorded in 1585–95; memor(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM memorize

mem·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.
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British Dictionary definitions for memorize

memorize

memorise

/ (ˈmɛməˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to commit to memory; learn so as to remember

Derived forms of memorize

memorizable or memorisable, adjectivememorization or memorisation, nounmemorizer or memoriser, noun
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