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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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.
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.
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'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.
When Mike and his siblings were growing up, their father used to assign them Mandarin passages to commit to memory.
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.
Which pieces of information will we commit to memory and convert into knowledge to use in future predictions?
Month: Commit to memory the month Table 2 for m, as shown
Every visual and sensory experience that we eventually commit to memory funnels through that doorway to the hippocampus.
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.