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rote 1

 (rōt)
n.
1. A memorizing process using routine or repetition, often without full attention or comprehension: learn by rote.
2. Mechanical routine.

[Middle English.]

rote adj.

rote 2

 (rōt)
n.
The sound of surf breaking on the shore.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse rauta, to roar.]

rote 3

 (rōt)
n.
A medieval stringed instrument variably identified with a lyre, lute, or harp.

[Middle English, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin.]

rote

(rəʊt)
n
1. a habitual or mechanical routine or procedure
2. by rote by repetition; by heart (often in the phrase learn by rote)
[C14: origin unknown]

rote

(rəʊt)
n
(Instruments) an ancient violin-like musical instrument; crwth
[C13: from Old French rote, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German rotta, Middle Dutch rotte]

rote1

(roʊt)

n.
routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure.
Idioms:
by rote, from memory, without thought of the meaning; in a mechanical way: to learn a language by rote.
[1275–1325; Middle English; of obscure orig.]

rote2

(roʊt)

n.
crowd 2.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French < Frankish *hrota (compare Old High German hruozza); akin to crowd2]

rote3

(roʊt)

n.
the sound of the surf.
[1600–10; perhaps < Old Norse rauta roar]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rote - memorization by repetition
committal to memory, memorisation, memorization - learning so as to be able to remember verbatim; "the actor's memorization of his lines"

rote

noun
by rote automatically, by heart, parrot-fashion, without thinking, mechanically, mindlessly, unthinkingly You are merely reciting facts you learned by rote.
Translations

rote

[rəʊt]
A. N by rotede memoria
to learn sth by roteaprender algo a fuerza de repetirlo
B. CPD rote learning N rote learning was the fashionera costumbre aprender las cosas a fuerza de repetirlas

rote

n by rote (learn)auswendig; recite, teachmechanisch

rote

[rəʊt] n to learn sth by roteimparare qc a memoria
rote learning → l'imparare m a memoria
References in classic literature ?
The Friar, half-drunk, half-sober, had huddled a friar's frock over his green cassock, and now summoning together whatever scraps of learning he had acquired by rote in former days, ``Holy father,'' said he, ``Deus faciat salvam benignitatem vestram You are welcome to the greenwood.
Wylie had learnt by rote that the whole duty of a lady is to be graceful, charitable, helpful, modest, and disinterested whilst awaiting passively whatever lot these virtues may induce.
This, then, being the case, let not these scrupulous and prudish ideas trouble your imagination, but be assured that Lothario prizes you as you do him, and rest content and satisfied that as you are caught in the noose of love it is one of worth and merit that has taken you, and one that has not only the four S's that they say true lovers ought to have, but a complete alphabet; only listen to me and you will see how I can repeat it by rote.
By all the others it was mentioned with regret; and his merits honoured with due gradation of feeling-- from the sincerity of Edmund's too partial regard, to the unconcern of his mother speaking entirely by rote.
He had occasionally a slightly affected hesitation in his speech, and when he paused an instant after the second word, my impatience and jealousy impelled me to continue the speech for him, as if it were something we had both learned by rote.
Well, I may perhaps learn it, but I am afraid I shall never do it by rote.
The Scripture saith, The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God; it is not said, The fool hath thought in his heart; so as he rather saith it, by rote to himself, as that he would have, than that he can thoroughly believe it, or be persuaded of it.
And as he looked at the unpracticed mouth and lips, he thought that such a daughter of the soil could only have caught up the sentiment by rote.
Here the class was reciting a lesson from an abstruse text-book on economics, reciting it by rote, with so obvious a failure to assimilate it that the waste of labour was pitiful.
For a moment Tarzan thought that by some strange freak of fate a miracle had saved him, but when he realized the ease with which the girl had, single-handed, beaten off twenty gorilla-like males, and an instant later, as he saw them again take up their dance about him while she addressed them in a singsong monotone, which bore every evidence of rote, he came to the conclusion that it was all but a part of the ceremony of which he was the central figure.
He seemed to say it by rote, and to wave his hand in the same unconscious manner; for he stood observing Bertha with an anxious wondering face, that never altered its expression.
As in repeating a well-known song, so in instincts, one action follows another by a sort of rhythm; if a person be interrupted in a song, or in repeating anything by rote, he is generally forced to go back to recover the habitual train of thought: so P.