To learn by rote
Learn Learn, v. i. To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly. [1913 Webster]

Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. --Matt. xi. 29. [1913 Webster]

{To learn by heart}. See {By heart}, under {Heart}.

{To learn by rote}, to memorize by repetition without exercise of the understanding. [1913 Webster]


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  • To learn by heart — Learn Learn, v. i. To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly. [1913 Webster] Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. Matt. xi. 29. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • learn by rote — {v. phr.} To blindly memorize what was taught without thinking about it. * /If you learn a subject by rote, it will be difficult to say anything original about it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • learn by rote — {v. phr.} To blindly memorize what was taught without thinking about it. * /If you learn a subject by rote, it will be difficult to say anything original about it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • learn\ by\ rote — v. phr. To blindly memorize what was taught without thinking about it. If you learn a subject by rote, it will be difficult to say anything original about it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • learn by heart — Memorize, commit to memory, get by heart, learn or get by rote …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • by rote — idi from memory, without thought of the meaning; in a mechanical way: to learn a language by rote[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • Learn — Learn, v. i. To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly. [1913 Webster] Take my yoke upon you and learn of me. Matt. xi. 29. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rote — n. repetition by rote (to learn by rote) * * * [rəʊt] [ repetition ] by rote (to learn by rote) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • learn — [ lɜrn ] (past tense and past participle learned [ lɜrnt ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to gain knowledge or experience of something, for example by being taught: a bright girl who is already learning the alphabet research into how… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • learn like a parrot — learn by rote, memorize, learn to repeat what others say …   English contemporary dictionary

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