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Definitions for recite
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recite in elocution
repeat aloud from memory
"she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"
render verbally, "recite a poem"
"retell a story"
tell, narrate, recount, reciteverb
narrate or give a detailed account of
"Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
enumerate, recite, itemize, itemiseverb
"She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"; "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"
To repeat aloud some passage, poem or other text previously memorized, often before an audience
To list or enumerate something
To deliver a recitation
Etymology: From recitare.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Recital. Not in use.
Etymology: recit, Fr. from the verb.
This added to all former recites or observations of long-liv’d races, makes it easy to conclude, that health and long life are the blessings of the poor as well as rich. William Temple.
To rehearse; to repeat; to enumerate; to tell over.
Etymology: recito, Lat. reciter, Fr.
While Telephus’s youthful charms,
His rosy neck, and winding arms,
With endless rapture you recite,
And in the tender name delight. Addison.
The thoughts of gods let Granville’s verse recite,
And bring the scenes of op’ning fate to light. Alexander Pope.
If we will recite nine hours in ten,
You lose your patience. Alexander Pope, Epistles of Horace.
A recitation in a general sense is the act of reciting from memory, or a formal reading of verse or other writing before an audience.Public recitation is the act of reciting a work of writing before an audience.
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
to tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the particulars of a voyage
to rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor
to state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5
to repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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The numerical value of recite in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of recite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of recite in a Sentence
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.
It reminds of the shopping channel, the hits of the '80s, you hear it again and again and again and again, i can almost recite the testimony.
Do what is right. Uphold what is right. Recite your prayer every night. Handle everything with care. Acknowledge everybody's help. Make good memories of yourself to everybody.
When I wake up in bed each morning, that's the first thing I do is recite the names. Then I go into my office and pray, they have been with me since that day and they'll continue to be with me for the rest of my life in the Columbine community.
So if they choose not to recite the pledge, they stand quietly. Nothing is forced on the child. kids can not be required to say it, but leading in the recitation of it is as constitutional as the national motto In God We Trust.
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- απαριθμώ, απαγγέλλωGreek
- szaval, felmond, felsorolHungarian
- 吟ずる, 暗唱Japanese
- 복창하다, 읊다, 낭독하다, 암송하다, 부르다Korean
- tātaku, takitaki, takutakuMāori
- deklamere, resitere, resitera, resitereNorwegian
- процити́ровать, перечисля́ть, продеклами́ровать, деклами́ровать, перечи́слить, цити́роватьRussian
- تلاوت کرناUrdu
- đọc thuộc lòngVietnamese
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