Definition of memorize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

memorize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈmeməraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeməraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they memorize
BrE BrE//ˈmeməraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeməraɪz//
 
he / she / it memorizes
BrE BrE//ˈmeməraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeməraɪzɪz//
 
past simple memorized
BrE BrE//ˈmeməraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeməraɪzd//
 
past participle memorized
BrE BrE//ˈmeməraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeməraɪzd//
 
-ing form memorizing
BrE BrE//ˈmeməraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeməraɪzɪŋ//
 
Exams and assessment
 
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memorize something to learn something carefully so that you can remember it exactly to memorize a poem See related entries: Exams and assessmentExtra examples Each night I tried to memorize long lists of verbs. Please memorize your PIN number immediately. She had memorized his phone number.
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