Definitions for: Recite


[v] repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"
[v] specify individually; "She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"; "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"
[v] narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
[v] recite in elocution
[v] render verbally, "recite a poem"; "retell a story"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*cite", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recited; p. pr. & vb.
n. Reciting.] [F. r['e]citer, fr. L. recitare, recitatum;
pref. re- re- + citare to call or name, to cite. See Cite.]
1. To repeat, as something already prepared, written down,
committed to memory, or the like; to deliver from a
written or printed document, or from recollection; to
rehearse; as, to recite the words of an author, or of a
deed or covenant.

2. To tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to
narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the
particulars of a voyage.

3. To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.

4. (Law) To state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5.

Syn: To rehearse; narrate; relate; recount; describe;
recapitulate; detail; number; count.


Re*cite", v. i.
To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience,
something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a
lesson learned.


Re*cite", n.
A recital. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.

Synonyms: declaim, enumerate, itemise, itemize, narrate, recount, retell, spin, tell

See Also: count, do, echo, elocute, execute, identify, inform, list, mouth, name, perform, perorate, rattle down, rattle off, re-create, reel off, relate, repeat, rhapsodise, rhapsodize, roll off, say, scan, speak, spell, spiel off, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize, yarn

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