commit to memory

commit (something) to memory

To make an effort to learn something; to memorize something. Everyone in our English class had to commit a poem to memory and then recite it before the class. I just can't seem to commit your phone number to memory!
See also: commit, memory

commit something to memory

to memorize something. Do we have to commit this poem to memory? The dress rehearsal of the play is tomorrow night. Please make sure you have committed all your lines to memory by that time.
See also: commit, memory

commit to memory

Learn by heart, memorize, as in The director insisted that the altos commit their part to memory by Tuesday. First recorded in 1875, this phrase today is often replaced by the shorter memorize.
See also: commit, memory
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They say that what is true, or what can be called the truth, is what we commit to memory.
Dave Lundgren's guests at the Waterville Historic Hotel have to commit to memory the location of Douglas County's notable ice age flood-created geologic features.
We understand that it's difficult to commit to memory the ins and outs of the EEO process--that's what we're here for.
I really feel I can touch you even in this darkness when I pray," he said in his final letter home, which he requested a hostage who was being released to commit to memory since all written correspondence was confiscated by their abductors.
Visitors are asked to commit to memory a name they hear as they follow the circular trial around this most sombre of places - thus keeping alive a memory of a young life cut short by the Nazis or those only too happy join these butchers in unleashing an irrational bloodlust.
It would be interesting to have Watson commit to memory the Enron Corpus, teach it the e-mail classification skills, and then sit down to have a conversation about Watson's conclusions about the cratering of the energy giant back in 2001.
I am afraid that as a result of the pain I was in I was unable to commit to memory the names of all those who helped and therefore hope that I may reach at least some of them via this letter.
Rosas explained: "As an additional precaution we quiz each other on each of the categories and commit to memory each of the names in the order they should be called.
These are stark and significant numbers that lawmakers should commit to memory," said Angela M.
There is a lot to commit to memory - from the great novels ("Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'') to journalism and many lectures.
On his debut for the Pogsons, Calaficial started to tire on the run-in, but held Commit To Memory by three-quarters of a length at the line, as gamble of the race Twill failed to threaten in fourth.
Cadets at the United States Military Academy commit to memory General Douglas MacArthur's famed opinion of athletic competition in the Army: "Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds, that upon other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory.
of wing-bar, eye-ring & crown to commit to memory.
Commit to memory the names of Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie's children.