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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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When he got the job at Mundelein in March, one of DeFrancesco's first orders of business was to commit to memory the names of his new players.
His intellect was intense and it is said that he used to commit to memory 100 verses every day.
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And if you have not read 50 books a year, you can start now, your brain is still young and fresh, it can still absorb and hold and even commit to memory important things.
To understand how the recall process works in real time, the researchers asked a set of participants to commit to memory images of different objects, which they also learned to associate with different words that functioned as cues.
That's why the timing of notices warning customers that their contracts are due to end is so key, as it's not reasonable for consumers to have to commit to memory the exact date every contract ends."
Let us commit to memory for a few minutes that all politics is local.
NIST also suggested encouraging the use of passphrases - longer passwords that utilize several words - in favor of passwords that often use characters that are difficult to commit to memory. The longer phrases prove more difficult to crack for attackers and easier to remember for users.
Sprenger focuses on the middle tier of vocabulary--between the ordinary daily words that children commit to memory long before they begin school, and low-frequency specialized terminology.
The best way to learn how is by doing it from live models in drawing classes, but it is essential to commit to memory some basic facts about proportions, muscle groups, the big differences between male and female bodies, and foreshortening.
Pre-library, pre-Internet, and pre-cloud storage, students needed to store and commit to memory all information.
They say that what is true, or what can be called the truth, is what we commit to memory. Our memories are what we need to go about our everyday lives and, therefore, they are necessary for our survival.
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.
His mantra "GEM" is easy to commit to memory: the need to be gracious, expansive and magnanimous in living our daily human lives.
WE'VE CONDENSED NAILBA 33 INTO EIGHT GREAT TAKEAWAYS THAT YOU CAN IMPLEMENT IN YOUR PRACTICE OR COMMIT TO MEMORY AS YOU CONTINUE ON YOUR JOURNEY TO SERVE CLIENTS.