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memorize

verb mem·o·rize \ˈme-mə-ˌrīz\

: to learn (something) so well that you are able to remember it perfectly

mem·o·rizedmem·o·riz·ing

Full Definition of MEMORIZE

transitive verb
:  to commit to memory :  learn by heart
mem·o·riz·able \ˌme-mə-ˈrī-zə-bəl\ adjective
mem·o·ri·za·tion \ˌme-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌme-mə-(ˌ)rī-, ˌmem-rə-\ noun
mem·o·riz·er noun

Examples of MEMORIZE

  1. an actress memorizing her lines
  2. <everyone has to memorize a poem for next week's class>

First Known Use of MEMORIZE

1834
MEMORIZE Defined for Kids

memorize

verb mem·o·rize \ˈme-mə-ˌrīz\
mem·o·rizedmem·o·riz·ing

Definition of MEMORIZE for Kids

:  to learn by heart <My sister has memorized all the state capitals.>

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