What does recite mean?

Definitions for recite
rɪˈsaɪtre·cite

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. declaim, reciteverb

    recite in elocution

  2. reciteverb

    repeat aloud from memory

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

  3. recite, retellverb

    render verbally, "recite a poem"

    "retell a story"

  4. tell, narrate, recount, reciteverb

    narrate or give a detailed account of

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

  5. enumerate, recite, itemize, itemiseverb

    specify individually

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

Wiktionary

  1. reciteverb

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

    Etymology: From recitare.

  2. reciteverb

    To list or enumerate something

    Etymology: From recitare.

  3. reciteverb

    To deliver a recitation

    Etymology: From recitare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reciteverb

    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. Reciteverb

    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. Reciteverb

    to rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor

  4. Reciteverb

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

  5. Reciteverb

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

  6. Recitenoun

    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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Numerology

  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. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    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.

  2. Frank DeAngelis:

    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.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    108 is a special sacred number in Eastern cultures and Hinduism, the most ancient religion in our world. To illustrate, Shivaganas are 108 in number, and therefore Shaiva's disciples use 108 Rudraksha beaded lace for their japa. They also recite supreme lord Shiva's 108 names daily during their morning Shivapuja. Likewise, in Gaudiya Vaishnavism, there are 108 gopis of Vrindavan. Srivaishnavism has 108 Divya Kshetras of Lord Vishnu, called as 108 Divya Desam. It's surely fascinating to know the religious significance and sacredness of 108.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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