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Definition of record verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    verb record
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they record
    he / she / it records
    past simple recorded
    -ing form recording
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    keep account
  1. 1[transitive] to keep a permanent account of facts or events by writing them down, filming them, storing them in a computer, etc. record something Her childhood is recorded in the diaries of those years. You should record all your expenses during your trip. record how, what, etc. … His job is to record how politicians vote on major issues. record that… She recorded in her diary that they crossed the Equator on June 15. it is recorded that… It is recorded that, by the year 630, 1,500 monks were attached to the monastery.
  2. make copy
  3. 2[transitive, intransitive] to make a copy of music, a movie, etc. by storing it on tape or a disk so that you can listen to or watch it again record (something) Did you remember to record that program for me? a recorded concert record somebody/something doing something He recorded the class rehearsing before the performance.
  4. music
  5. 3[transitive, intransitive] record (something) to perform music so that it can be copied onto and kept on tape or a disk The band is back in the U.S. recording their new album.
  6. make official statement
  7. 4[transitive] record something record that… to make an official or legal statement about something The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.
  8. of measuring instrument
  9. 5[transitive] record something record what, how, etc… to show a particular measurement or amount The thermometer recorded a temperature of 100°F.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: record