1 ability to remember
▪ excellent , good , long , prodigious , retentive
▪ awful , bad , faulty , poor , short , terrible
▪ long-term , short-term
His short-term ~ was damaged in the accident.
the limitations of working ~
the nation's collective ~
The incident faded from public ~.
▪ cultural , historical , institutional ( esp. AmE )
How short our cultural ~ has become.
the historical ~ of a culture
the Army's institutional ~
Bad spellers have a weak visual ~.
VERB + MEMORY
▪ jog , refresh
Seeing your name in the paper jogged my ~.
Most people start to lose their ~ as they get older.
▪ recover , regain
one of those films that haunts the ~ long after it has been watched
▪ commit sth to
I committed the number to ~ and threw the letter away.
She searched her ~ for their names.
▪ from ~
He recited the whole poem from ~.
▪ ~ for
I have a good ~ for faces.
▪ in living ~ , in recent ~
the coldest winter in living ~
▪ if ~ serves ( BrE ), if ~ serves me , if ~ serves me correctly , if ~ serves me right
If ~ served her, his name was Stan.
2 thought of the past
▪ childhood , early
My earliest childhood ~ is of falling in a lake.
▪ dim , distant , faded , fading , faint , fuzzy ( esp. AmE ), hazy , vague
▪ clear , vivid
▪ affectionate ( esp. BrE ), cherished , fond , good , great , happy , lovely ( esp. BrE ), nostalgic , pleasant , positive , precious , special , sweet , treasured , warm , wonderful
the haunting memories of lost love
▪ awful , bad , bitter , disturbing , embarrassing , horrible , horrific , painful , sad , terrible , traumatic , unhappy , unpleasant , unwanted
▪ powerful , strong
▪ abiding ( esp. BrE ), enduring , lasting , lingering
My abiding ~ of our first meeting is of a girl too shy to talk.
▪ forgotten , lost
all the forgotten memories from when he was younger
the pain of old memories
▪ fresh , recent
the fresh ~ of my momentous news this morning
one of my first memories
They exchanged grins at the shared ~.
▪ repressed , suppressed
a repressed ~ of trauma
false memories of abuse
false ~ syndrome
recovered memories of abusive and violent incidents
VERB + MEMORY
I have memories of sitting on the back of the school bus.
▪ bring back , evoke , recall , rekindle , revive , spark , stir , stir up , trigger
▪ conjure , conjure up , retrieve
Most young adults can retrieve memories of very early events.
forced to relive painful memories
I began to remember happy memories from my childhood.
▪ cherish , treasure
I will always treasure these memories.
▪ keep alive , preserve
The actors share fond memories of what Gene meant to them.
▪ block ( esp. AmE ), block out , blot out , bury , erase , push aside , push away , repress , suppress
He tried to blot out his memories of the ordeal.
Keeping a journal is a great way to record your memories.
a place that holds so many memories of Ellen
▪ be haunted by
still haunted by memories of his father's death
MEMORY + VERB
▪ come flooding back , flood back , flood sb's mind ( esp. AmE ), rush back to sb
When we visited my old family home, memories came flooding back.
Memories stirred in Josie's mind.
▪ at the ~
Her eyes gleamed at the ~.
▪ in ~ of
He planted some apple trees in ~ of his wife.
▪ ~ from
Smells and tastes often evoke memories from the past.
▪ ~ of
fond memories of her childhood
▪ in loving ~
in loving ~ of our beloved father
3 of a computer
▪ computer , system
▪ cache , working
VERB + MEMORY
▪ take up
Photographs take up a lot of ~.
MEMORY + NOUN