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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛm.əɹˌaɪ̯z/
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  • Hyphenation: mem‧or‧ize


memorize (third-person singular simple present memorizes, present participle memorizing, simple past and past participle memorized)

  1. To learn by heart, commit to memory.
    • 2007, Don DeLillo, Underworld: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Scribner Classics, ISBN 978-1-4165-9585-4, page 543:
      I wanted to look up velleity and quotidian and memorize the fuckers for all time, spell them, learn them, pronounce them syllable by syllable—vocalize, phonate, utter the sounds, say the words for all they're worth.
    • 2009, A Practical Study of Argument ISBN 0495603406, page 123:
      Many years ago there was a rumor that a basketball star (Jerry Lucas of the New York Knicks) had memorized the entire Manhattan phone book.
    • 2009, Hailey Abbott, The Perfect Boy ISBN 006197157X, page 258:
      She was so used to the way he moved—they'd been practicing together for years, and she'd memorized the way his body worked.

Derived terms[edit]





  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of memorizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of memorizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of memorizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of memorizar