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Definition of "memorize" []

  • To commit to memory; learn by heart. (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To store in memory: "Some programmable phones can now memorize up to 100 numbers” ( Time). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "memorize" in a sentence
  • "I have no trouble remembering wordless music, up to and including whole symphonies, but the only kind of poetry I can memorize is that with a melody."
  • "Yes, learning and remember is part of grad school, but grad school, or even starting with first-year college, the purpose is to learn, and not learn to memorize, which is, in reality, what a lot of exams do, even if it's an essay-type essay (vs. multiple choice)."
  • "Classes that "memorize" trig formulas in November can't remember a thing about them in May."