refresh one's memory

refresh one's memory

v. to use a document, exhibit or previous testimony in order to help a witness recall an event or prior statement when the witness has responded to a question that he/she could not remember. To attempt to "refresh" the memory of a forgetful or reluctant witness, the witness must have denied remembering and the attorney must have the witness identify the document, exhibit or prior statement (lay a foundation showing it is genuine). (See: testimony)

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It is often necessary to turn back to refresh one's memory or to look in the (far from complete) index to find earlier references to particular people or issues.
Although much of the information is basic to clinicians, the review would refresh one's memory to aid in an upcoming examination.
Almost to refresh one's memory, the first part of the book looks at what enzymes can do, their properties and limitations in the processing area.