if memory serves (me) (rightly/correctly)

idiom

Definition of if memory serves (me) (rightly/correctly)

: if I remember accurately
  • If memory serves me (rightly/correctly), his name is John.

Word by Word Definitions

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

serve play serves
  1. : to be a servant

  2. : to do military or naval service

  3. : to assist a celebrant as server at mass

  1. : the act or action of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games (such as volleyball, badminton, or tennis)

me play
  1. : objective case of i

rightly play
  1. : in accordance with right conduct : fairly, justly

  2. : in the right or proper manner : properly, fittingly

  3. : according to truth or fact : correctly, exactly

correct play correctly
  1. : to make or set right : amend

  2. : counteract, neutralize

  3. : to alter or adjust so as to bring to some standard or required condition

  1. : conforming to an approved or conventional standard

  2. : conforming to or agreeing with fact, logic, or known truth

  3. : conforming to a set figure


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