memorize

verb mem·o·rize \ ˈme-mə-ˌrīz \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of memorize

memorized; memorizing
transitive verb
: to commit to memory : learn by heart

memorizable

play \ˌme-mə-ˈrī-zə-bəl\ adjective

memorization

play \ˌme-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌme-mə-(ˌ)rī-, ˌmem-rə-\ noun

memorizer

noun

Examples of memorize in a Sentence

  1. an actress memorizing her lines

  2. everyone has to memorize a poem for next week's class

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First Known Use of memorize

1834

memorize Synonyms

Synonyms
con, learn, study
Antonyms
unlearn
Related Words
hark back (to), mind [chiefly dialect], recall, recollect, relive, remember, reminisce (about), retain, think (of); accept, apprehend, comprehend, get, grasp, know, understand; absorb, digest
Near Antonyms
disremember, forget, misremember; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)

MEMORIZE Defined for English Language Learners

memorize

verb

Definition of memorize for English Language Learners

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


MEMORIZE Defined for Kids

memorize

verb mem·o·rize \ ˈme-mə-ˌrīz \

Definition of memorize for Students

memorized; memorizing
: to learn by heart My sister has memorized all the state capitals.


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