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Meaning of RECITE

Pronunciation:  ri'sIt

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

RECITE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Re*cite"\, v. i.
    To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience,
    something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a
    lesson learned.
  3. \Re*cite"\, n.
    A recital. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.