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UK [ˈmeməraɪz] / US [ˈmeməˌraɪz] verb [transitive]
Word forms "memorize":
present tense I/you/we/they memorize he/she/it memorizes present participle memorizing past tense memorized past participle memorized
to learn something so that you remember it perfectly

In school we had to memorize Rudyard Kipling's poem If.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Memorize — Mem o*rize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Memorized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Memorizing}.] [See {Memory}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to be remembered; hence, to record. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] They neglect to memorize their conquest. Spenser. [1913 Webster] They …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • memorize — index recall (remember), remember Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • memorize — (v.) 1590s, commit to writing; see MEMORY (Cf. memory) + IZE (Cf. ize). The meaning commit to memory is from 1838. Related: Memorized; memorizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • memorize — (Amer.) mem·o·rize || memÉ™raɪz v. remember, learn by heart, commit to memory (also memorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • memorize — [v] remember commit to memory, cram, fix in the mind, keep forever, know, know by heart, learn, learn by heart, master, nail down, recall, recollect, remind, retain, store; concept 40 …   New thesaurus

  • memorize — (also memorise) ► VERB ▪ learn by heart …   English terms dictionary

  • memorize — ☆ memorize [mem′ə rīz΄] vt. memorized, memorizing to commit to memory; learn by heart memorization n …   English World dictionary

  • memorize — memorizable, adj. memorization, n. memorizer, n. /mem euh ruyz /, v., memorized, memorizing. v.t. 1. to commit to memory; learn by heart: to memorize a poem. v.i. 2. to learn by heart: I ve always been able to memorize easily. Also, esp. Brit …   Universalium

  • memorize — [[t]me̱məraɪz[/t]] memorizes, memorizing, memorized VERB If you memorize something, you learn it so that you can remember it exactly. [V n] He studied his map, trying to memorize the way to Rose s street. Syn: learn by heart (in BRIT, also use… …   English dictionary

  • memorize — verb Memorize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑detail, ↑word …   Collocations dictionary

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