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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Word Origin & History

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

memorise
British spelling of memorize; for suffix, see -ize.
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Example sentences
Fearful of spooking the workers, researchers do not take notes during interviews, but try instead to memorise their remarks.
Right from the start, the pupils must be encouraged to memorise their lines.
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