commit (something) to memory

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of commit (something) to memory

: to learn (something) so that one remembers it perfectly : to memorize (something)
  • I committed the poem to memory.

Word by Word Definitions

commit play
  1. : to carry into action deliberately : perpetrate

  2. : obligate, bind

  3. : to pledge or assign to some particular course or use

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

memory play
  1. : the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms

  2. : the store of things learned and retained from an organism's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition

  3. : commemorative remembrance


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