Recite meaning

rĭ-sīt
To repeat or utter aloud (something memorized or rehearsed), often before an audience.

Recite a prayer; recite a poem.

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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.

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To relate in detail.

Recited to me his tale of woe.

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To list or enumerate.

The affidavit recites facts about the incident.

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To deliver a recitation.
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To repeat lessons prepared or memorized.
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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.
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To tell in detail; give an account of; narrate; relate.
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To enumerate.
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To repeat or say aloud something memorized.
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To recite a lesson or part of a lesson in a class.
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To repeat aloud some passage, poem or other text previously memorized, often before an audience.
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To list or enumerate something.
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(intransitive) To deliver a recitation.
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Origin of recite

  • Middle English reciten from Old French reciter from Latin recitāre to read out re- re- citāre to quote cite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin recitare.

    From Wiktionary