Two words that you might want to distinguish. They both go back to the same root (for example memor in Latin) that means existing in the mind.
Memorize/memorise (verb) – learn something new so you remember
Remember (adverb) – think of something that you already knew
Memory (noun) – things that are remembered or the ability to remember stuff
How to use memorize, remember and memory?
The first grade pupils were asked to memorize a poem for Monday morning’s English class.
Do you use GPS to find your way to a new place or do you try to memorize the map?
Actors have to memorize their roles.
I wanted to call her but then I remembered she had asked me not to disturb her after 10 pm.
Do you remember that day in June when we went on a picnic in the forest?
Sorry, I didn’t remember that we had a meeting now.
I can remember her face, but I don’t remember her name.
His childhood was now only a vague memory.
We have pleasant memories of that day.
A thing like that hasn’t happened in the memory of mankind.
Come on, use your memory, you know the answer.
She has learnt many new words in a short time due to her excellent memory.
Songs about Memory
It’s a popular subject for songs!
Check out this great song: Memory from Cats, sung by Barbra Streisand:
if you liked that, you might also like The Way We Were:
A newer song is Tear in Your Hand by Tori Amos: