To learn by rote

Related to To learn by rote: Rote memory
to memorize by repetition without exercise of the understanding.

See also: Learn

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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What was understood to be his education was simply the practice of reading, writing, and spelling, carried on by an elaborate appliance of unintelligible ideas, and by much failure in the effort to learn by rote.
The consequence (you've guessed it) is a tendency to learn by rote or memorisation rather than actually learning to read and comprehend the written language.
No system can be revered simply for an abstract ideal unless it delivers or makes the decision-makers deliver on the basis of transparency, accountability and all those qualities that Nepalese have come to learn by rote on account of terminologies brought in by INGOs.
There appears to be somewhere a Brexit cult whose followers are forced to learn by rote the mantra "taking back control of our money, borders and laws".
We hated having to learn by rote and we really couldn't see the point - a bit like algebra and knowing the difference between adverbs and adjectives.
But the boys who attended those classes learnt far more thanthe hapless pupils oftoday who are forced to learn by rote and are confined to a tight and uninspiring curriculum.
I refuse to learn by rote, I forget the greatest poem is the