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ˈmɛm əˌraɪzmem·o·rize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. memorize, memorise, con, learnverb

    commit to memory; learn by heart

    "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"


  1. memorizeverb

    to learn by heart, commit to memory

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Memorizeverb

    To record; to commit to memory by writing.

    Etymology: from memory.

    They neglect to memorize their conquest of the Indians, especially in those times in which the same was supposed. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    Let their names that were bravely lost be rather memorized in the full table of time; for my part, I love no ambitious pains in an eloquent description of miseries. Henry Wotton.


  1. memorize

    Memorization is the process of committing something to memory. It is a mental process undertaken in order to store in memory for later recall visual, auditory, or tactical information. The scientific study of memory is part of cognitive neuroscience, an interdisciplinary link between cognitive psychology and neuroscience.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Memorizeverb

    to cause to be remembered ; hence, to record

  2. Memorizeverb

    to commit to memory; to learn by heart

  3. Etymology: [See Memory.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of memorize in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of memorize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of memorize in a Sentence

  1. The Edge Duc Luu:

    That's the thing that the makers of the exam in America don't understand about Asia - if you tell kids and parents in Asia that they have to work 1,000 hours and take every possible practice test to ace the exam, they will do it, the problem is when you memorize the questions, sections will be reintroduced, and then you'll have already seen the test.

  2. Oscar Levant:

    I'm going to memorize your name and throw my head away.

  3. Joe Hosteen Kellwood:

    I studied on my own at night, you had to memorize all the words at the time, 211 words. They were long words. I spelled it. I learned.

  4. Matt Cochran:

    It just becomes almost robotic when you memorize it.

  5. Aaron Paul:

    It was so easy for me to just jump into where Jesse's at mentally, emotionally, because I lived and breathed everything Jesse Pinkman went through and then some, and so, honestly, it felt like a part of me had gone through that as well, all I had to do was just memorize these words and then play them out when they yelled' action.'.

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