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



    BrE BrE//rɪˈkɔːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɔːrd//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they record
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkɔːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɔːrd//
    he / she / it records
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkɔːdz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɔːrdz//
    past simple recorded
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkɔːdɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɔːrdɪd//
    past participle recorded
    BrE BrE//rɪˈkɔːdɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkɔːrdɪd//
    -ing form recording
    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdɪŋ//
    Legal processes, Producing music, Legal documents, Listening to music
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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 15 June. it is recorded that… It is recorded that, by the year 630, four hundred monks were attached to the monastery.
  2. make copy
  3. 2  [transitive, intransitive] to make a copy of music, a film/movie, etc. by storing it on tape or a disc so that you can listen to or watch it again record (something) Did you remember to record that programme for me? a recorded concert Tell me when the tape starts recording. record somebody/something doing something He recorded the class rehearsing before the performance. See related entries: Producing music, Listening to music
  4. music
  5. 3  [transitive, intransitive] record (something) to perform music so that it can be copied onto and kept on tape The band is back in the US recording their new album. See related entries: Producing music, Listening to music
  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. See related entries: Legal processes, Legal documents
  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 40°C. More Like This Pronunciation changes by part of speech abuse, alternate, advocate, approximate, contract, converse, convict, decrease, delegate, discount, duplicate, estimate, export, extract, graduate, import, intimate, moderate, object, permit, present, protest, record, refund, refuse, subject, suspect, survey, torment, upgradeSee worksheet.
  10. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French record ‘remembrance’, from recorder ‘bring to remembrance’, from Latin recordari ‘remember’, based on cor, cord- ‘heart’. The noun was earliest used in law to denote the fact of being written down as evidence. The verb originally meant ‘narrate orally or in writing’, also ‘repeat so as to commit to memory’.Extra examples I recorded the film on video. It was all there, faithfully recorded in his uncle’s formal style. She secretly recorded the conversation. The circumstances of her death were graphically recorded in the local press. The contract is witnessed by others and duly recorded. The event is vividly recorded in his journal. The geographical spread of the industry in the 16th century is hard to ascertain, for much of it is poorly recorded. The mother’s occupation was not routinely recorded on the birth certificate. The names of those who died are recorded for posterity on a tablet at the back of the church. The songs were originally recorded on tape. The time of the accident is recorded as 6.23 p.m. The weights must be recorded accurately. This CD has been beautifully recorded. a concert she had recorded from the radio historically recorded events movies recorded on videotape the most famous and deadly influenza outbreak recorded in history As a war artist she recorded the work of female volunteers. Did you remember to record ‘House’ for me? Examples can be found in every era of recorded history. It is with great regret that we record the death of one of our founder members. The discussion was recorded in detail in his diary. The events recorded in this book took place more than a century ago. The figures recorded for 2007 show an increase of 23 per cent. The lists record how MPs voted on specific issues. The register recorded the names and addresses of residents. Their names are recorded for posterity on the monument. There were five million crimes recorded in Britain last year. These early experiments were all recorded on film, but this historic footage has sadly been lost. a recorded programme/​concert
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