- To recite is to read something out loud, to tell in detail, or to repeat something you have memorized for an audience.
- When you say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school from memory, this is an example of when you recite.
- When you list the names of the states in alphabetical order, this is an example of when you recite the names of the states.
recite definition by Webster's New World
- to repeat or say aloud from or as from memory, esp. in a formal way; give a recitation on (a lesson) in class or of (a poem, speech, etc.) before an audience
- to tell in detail; give an account of; narrate; relate
- to enumerate
Origin: Middle English reciten ; from Old French reciter ; from Classical Latin recitare: see re- and amp; cite
- to repeat or say aloud something memorized
- ☆ to recite a lesson or part of a lesson in a class
- reciter noun
recite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb re·cit·ed, re·cit·ing, re·cites verb, transitive
- To repeat or utter aloud (something rehearsed or memorized), especially before an audience.
- To relate in detail. See Synonyms at describe.
- To list or enumerate.
- To deliver a recitation.
- To repeat lessons prepared or memorized.
Origin: Middle English reciten, from Old French reciter, from Latin recitāre, to read out : re-, re- + citāre, to quote; see cite.
- re·citˈer noun