verb /ɹɪˈsaɪt/
a) To repeat aloud some passage, poem or other text previously memorized, often before an audience
b) To list or enumerate something
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  • Recite — Re*cite (r[ e]*s[imac]t ), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • récité — récité, ée (ré si té, tée) part. passé de réciter. 1°   Dont on fait lecture d une voix soutenue. •   Tel écrit récité se soutint à l oreille, Qui, dans l impression au grand jour se montrant, Ne soutient pas des yeux le regard pénétrant, BOILEAU …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • recite — [ri sīt′] vt. recited, reciting [ME reciten < OFr reciter < L recitare: see RE & CITE] 1. 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Recite — Re*cite , v. i. To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recite — Re*cite , n. A recital. [Obs.] Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recite — I verb address, articulate, chant, communicate, declaim, delineate, deliver, detail, dicere, discourse, divulge, dramatize, enact, enumerare, enumerate, exponere, express, give a verbal account, give expression, hold forth, interpret, lecture,… …   Law dictionary

  • recite — early 15c., from L. recitare read aloud, repeat from memory, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + citare to summon (see CITE (Cf. cite)). Related: Recited; reciting …   Etymology dictionary

  • recite — rehearse, recount, *relate, narrate, describe, state, report Analogous words: enumerate, tell, *count, number: detail, itemize, particularize (see corresponding adjectives at CIRCUMSTANTIAL) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recite — [v] read out loud; narrate account for, address, answer, chant, communicate, convey, declaim, delineate, deliver, describe, detail, discourse, dramatize, enact, enlarge, enumerate, expatiate, explain, give an account, give a report, give verbal… …   New thesaurus

  • recité — Recité, ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • recite — ► VERB 1) repeat aloud or declaim from memory before an audience. 2) state (names, facts, etc.) in order. DERIVATIVES recitation noun reciter noun. ORIGIN Latin recitare read out …   English terms dictionary

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