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To memorize something, or to try to remember something

memorize

verb

to learn something so that you remember it perfectly

learn

verb

to study something so that you remember it exactly

make a mental note

to make a particular effort to pay attention to something so that you will remember it later

take note

to notice something and try to remember it because you think it is important

commit something to memory

to study something carefully so that you can remember it exactly

store up

to remember something, especially so that you can tell or ask someone later

rack your brain(s)

to try very hard to remember something or to solve a problem

keep count (of something)

to remember or record a number as it changes over a period of time

cast your mind back

to think about something that happened in the past, especially in order to remember something important

memorise

a British spelling of memorize

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