refresh (one's) memory

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refresh (one's) memory

To remind one (about something); to help one to recall something. I'm sorry, I don't remember our discussion about that. You'll have to refresh my memory. You don't remember how much? Allow me to refresh your memory. You owe me $300.
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reˌfresh somebody’s/your ˈmemory

remind somebody/yourself of something that you have forgotten: Refresh my memory, will you? How many children has he got?Before I interviewed Ms Waters, I read her book again just to refresh my memory.
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Don't try to impeach someone by confronting her with an inconsistent statement and asking her whether it "refreshes her memory as to what really happened." If you haven't established any lack of memory, there's nothing to refresh, and the judge might sustain an objection to an otherwise-valid question.<br />The process for refreshing memory is relatively simple.
The visual nature of a franchise is critical because, as Byron Sharp argues, advertising works by building and refreshing memory structures.
"The world's countries, on top of which the US and Turkey, the legal heir of the Ottoman Sultanate, bear the huge responsibility of refreshing memory," the lawmaker said.
(39) For the military practitioner, this means that documents shown to a witness for the purpose of refreshing memory prior to an Article 32 hearing should qualify as well.
Think of them as a delicious, refreshing memory of last summer's fruit bonanza.
No time is spent refreshing memory. The problem with static RAM is that it is significantly more expensive and more bulky than DRAM.