Definition of memorize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛmərʌɪz/
(also memorise)


[with object]
Commit to memory; learn by heart: he memorized thousands of verses
More example sentences
  • I knew all of the cartoons by heart and pretty much memorized the text, which was also excellent.
  • On top of this, the kids have to memorise five rhymes and learn the days of the week and the name of the months.
  • Mental practice might be used while learning or memorizing a piece in preparation for performance.
commit to memory, remember, retain, learn by heart, get by heart, learn off, learn, learn by rote, impress on the memory, study, become word-perfect in, get off pat
archaic con



Example sentences
  • So in my childhood there were so many splendid and memorisable moments that I can tell about them all the time.
  • The obvious benefit is easily memorisable names for things like web pages and mailboxes, rather than long numbers or codes.
  • The advantage here is that the access to often used functions is really quick and memorisable but still all functions are accessible easily.


Pronunciation: /mɛmərʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • And of course memorization is a kind of exercise that strengthens the powers of the mind, just as physical exercise strengthens those of the body.
  • Many educators were calling for a return to memorization, drill, and ‘basics.’
  • The aim is to reduce dependency on memorization and actually demonstrate a deeper level of understanding and literacy.


Example sentences
  • A memoriser from Malaysia, Dr. Yip Swee Chooi, recently launched this programme titled ‘Amazing Memory’ designed for children aged nine years and above at Ideal Play Abacus India.
  • Compared with the run-of-the-mill rememberers, exceptional memorizers displayed greater activity in three brain areas linked to spatial memory and navigation.
  • The best, and most long-lasting memorizations take place when the new information is meaningful and relevant, when the new knowledge builds upon previous knowledge, and is somehow interacted with by the memorizer.

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