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memorize

[mem-uh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), memorized, memorizing.
1.
to commit to memory; learn by heart: to memorize a poem.
verb (used without object), memorized, memorizing.
2.
to learn by heart: I've always been able to memorize easily.
Also, especially British, memorise.


Origin:
1585–95; memor(y) + -ize

memorizable, adjective
memorization, noun
memorizer, noun
rememorize, verb (used with object), rememorized, rememorizing.
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memorize or memorise (ˈmɛməˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to commit to memory; learn so as to remember
 
memorise or memorise
 
vb
 
'memorizable or memorise
 
adj
 
'memorisable or memorise
 
adj
 
memori'zation or memorise
 
n
 
memori'sation or memorise
 
n
 
'memorizer or memorise
 
n
 
'memoriser or memorise
 
n

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memorize
1590s, "commit to writing;" see memory + -ize. The mental meaning is from 1838. Related: Memorized; memorizing.
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