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Princeton's WordNet

  1. declaim, recite(verb)

    recite in elocution

  2. recite(verb)

    repeat aloud from memory

    "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"

  3. recite, retell(verb)

    render verbally, "recite a poem"

    "retell a story"

  4. tell, narrate, recount, recite(verb)

    narrate or give a detailed account of

    "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"

  5. enumerate, recite, itemize, itemise(verb)

    specify individually

    "She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"; "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"


  1. recite(Verb)

    To repeat aloud some passage, poem or other text previously memorized, often before an audience

  2. recite(Verb)

    To list or enumerate something

  3. recite(Verb)

    To deliver a recitation

  4. Origin: From recitare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recite(verb)

    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. Recite(verb)

    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. Recite(verb)

    to rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor

  4. Recite(verb)

    to state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5

  5. Recite(verb)

    to repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned

  6. Recite(noun)

    a recital

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recite

    rē-sīt′, v.t. to read aloud from paper, or repeat from memory: to narrate: to give the particulars of.—v.i. to rehearse in public.—ns. Recī′tal, act of reciting: rehearsal: that which is recited: a narration: a vocal or instrumental performance, as a piano recital: (law) that part of a deed which recites the circumstances; Recitation (res-i-tā′shun), act of reciting: a public reading: rehearsal; Recitā′tionist, a public reciter; Recitative (-tēv′), (mus.) a style of song resembling declamation, a kind of union of song and speech.—adj. in the style of recitative.—adv. Recitative′ly, in the manner of recitative.—ns. Recitati′vo (mus.), recitative; Recit′er; Recit′ing-note, a note in chanting on which several syllables are sung. [Fr. réciter—L. recitāre—L. re-, again, citāre, -ātum, to call.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recite in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of recite in a Sentence

  1. Miss Martin:

    No one is forced to participate. No one is forcing them to stand and place their hand over their heart and recite the pledge.

  2. Hindu Poetess:

    The dull-hued turkey apes the gait Of lordly peacock, richly plumed; And thus the poetaster shows When he would fain his verse recite.

  3. The Pope:

    My doctrine ... this is the social doctrine of the Church. Nothing more, nothing less, and if I have to recite the Credo, I will do it.

  4. Principal Sassano:

    We teach the children to be respectful, so if they choose not to recite the pledge, they stand quietly. Nothing is forced on the child.

  5. Miss Martin:

    It’s called the Veteran’s Day Chapel, no one is forced to participate. No one is forcing them to stand and place their hand over their heart and recite the pledge.

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