learn by heart

learn something by heart

Fig. to learn something so well that it can be written or recited without thinking; to memorize something. The director told me to learn my speech by heart. I had to go over it many times before I learned it by heart.
See also: heart, learn

learn by heart

Also, learn by rote. See under by heart.
See also: heart, learn
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Participants in the first category, be they Emiratis or residents, need to memorise the Holy Quran in full (30 parts) whereas applicants for the second and third branches have to learn by heart 20 and ten parts in turn," Bu Melha said.
This autumn term is the last chance for schools to take part in the charity's free Learn by Heart presentation.
The poem I first think of, from childhood, was the one we were forced to learn by heart, Blake's 'Tiger, tiger, burning bright, In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Wymondham' crazily shortens to 'Windem' Just learn by heart, if baffled don't bin them Reveal that 'Happisburgh' is called 'Hazeborough' And some will hoot you're a kookaburra
There were well known definitions which we had to learn by heart and two of them have remained in my memory for nearly 60 years and are closely related to the assault on retired officer Len Jones.
Retrieval, he said, reminded him of when he was at school and had to learn by heart all the towns along the River Rhine.
Muth, Poems to Learn by Heart is a hardcover anthology of poems for children (or adults with the "child-at-heart" quality) to enjoy.
Children were tested by their ability to learn by heart as much quotes from the "Green Book" as possible.
Therefore, they try to learn by heart only the necessary parts of lessons that supposedly help them just to pass the examination.
I will not exaggerate if I say that children in Britain learn by heart the Holy Quran through your cassettes,' he said noting that Prince Turki Al-Faisal visited the city three weeks ago and we were happy to meet with him'.
We still do tables and reading every day but in the past they would simply learn by heart.
She criticizes the Al Kitab book for being too old-fashioned and requiring students to learn by heart.
To further enable parents to learn by heart the key steps to Plagiocephaly prevention, Basic Comfort, now part of the Summer Infant family of brands, developed a simple reminder system called "TOTS".
To learn by heart is to learn By hurt--grief inscribing Its wisdom in
Spirit resides not in the mind but in the heart, and we learn by heart.