refresh one's memory

Definition of "refresh one's memory"
  1. The process where a witness uses a document, exhibit, or prior testimony to recall an event or statement previously forgotten or not easily remembered. It applies especially when a witness, after failing to remember something, confirms the authenticity of the material used to aid recall
How to use "refresh one's memory" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer asked the witness to look at the email to refresh one's memory about the agreement details.
  2. After looking at the photographs, she managed to refresh one's memory about the accident scene.
  3. The statement he gave last year was used to refresh one's memory about the sequence of events.

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