This is the definition of memorable in the dictionary https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=define%3Amemorable

memorable: worth remembering or easily remembered, especially because of being special or unusual.

Ex: this victory was one of the most memorable of his career

Can I change the above sentence to this victory was one of the easiest to remember of his career?

Ex2: This story is memorable

Can I change it to This story is easy to remember?

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    No ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Aug 17, 2015 at 6:49
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    Grammatically and literally yes but you lose the nuance of the anticipated nostalgia. No one looks back on the good old days just because they were easy to remember. Aug 17, 2015 at 7:31
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    Facts are easy to remember. Emotional events are memorable.
    – Mynamite
    Aug 17, 2015 at 8:47
  • @Mynamite Agreed. In addition, "easy to remember" is for things you deliberately try to commit to memory, in the hope that you'll recall them when you need to; a memorable event can be one which comes to mind without you trying.
    – Rosie F
    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:58

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It's all about connotation:

A first kiss is memorable.

9-1-1 is easy to remember.

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