commit (something) to memory


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

Examples of commit (something) to memory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Please read and commit to memory: The future is here! Avi Selk, Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2023 Too small to go parasailing, Sophie can still commit to memory how the kites dot the sky stretching across the resort and look like floating leaves in the reflection of the pool—one of many striking offhand images that recall a kindred spirit in fragmentary memory pieces, Lynne Ramsay. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 9 Nov. 2022 The most accomplished navigators can commit to memory star courses for over a hundred islands, totaling routes spanning several thousand miles. Robert MacFarlane, The New York Review of Books, 15 June 2021 If a message is too long or technical to commit to memory, having prompts available for recall or reading will make a marked improvement. Michelle Abdow, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Here are a few common words and phrases to commit to memory that might help while riding along with a cycling club. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, 16 Oct. 2020

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“Commit (something) to memory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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