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re·cite

 (rĭ-sīt′)
v. re·cit·ed, re·cit·ing, re·cites
v.tr.
1. To repeat or utter aloud (something memorized or rehearsed), often before an audience: recite a prayer; recite a poem.
2. To relate in detail: recited to me his tale of woe. See Synonyms at describe.
3. To list or enumerate: The affidavit recites facts about the incident.
v.intr.
1. To deliver a recitation.
2. To repeat lessons prepared or memorized.

[Middle English reciten, from Old French reciter, from Latin recitāre, to read out : re-, re- + citāre, to quote; see cite.]

re·cit′er n.

recite

(rɪˈsaɪt)
vb
1. to repeat (a poem, passage, etc) aloud from memory before an audience, teacher, etc
2. (tr) to give a detailed account of
3. (tr) to enumerate (examples, etc)
[C15: from Latin recitāre to cite again, from re- + citāre to summon; see cite]
reˈcitable adj
reˈciter n

re•cite

(rɪˈsaɪt)

v. -cit•ed, -cit•ing. v.t.
1. to repeat the words of, as from memory, esp. in a formal manner: to recite a lesson.
2. to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment.
3. to narrate; describe.
4. to enumerate; detail.
v.i.
5. to recite a lesson for a teacher.
6. to recite or repeat something from memory.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin recitāre to read aloud =re- re- + citāre to summon, cite1]
re•cit′er, n.
syn: See relate.

recite


Past participle: recited
Gerund: reciting

Imperative
recite
recite
Present
I recite
you recite
he/she/it recites
we recite
you recite
they recite
Preterite
I recited
you recited
he/she/it recited
we recited
you recited
they recited
Present Continuous
I am reciting
you are reciting
he/she/it is reciting
we are reciting
you are reciting
they are reciting
Present Perfect
I have recited
you have recited
he/she/it has recited
we have recited
you have recited
they have recited
Past Continuous
I was reciting
you were reciting
he/she/it was reciting
we were reciting
you were reciting
they were reciting
Past Perfect
I had recited
you had recited
he/she/it had recited
we had recited
you had recited
they had recited
Future
I will recite
you will recite
he/she/it will recite
we will recite
you will recite
they will recite
Future Perfect
I will have recited
you will have recited
he/she/it will have recited
we will have recited
you will have recited
they will have recited
Future Continuous
I will be reciting
you will be reciting
he/she/it will be reciting
we will be reciting
you will be reciting
they will be reciting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reciting
you have been reciting
he/she/it has been reciting
we have been reciting
you have been reciting
they have been reciting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reciting
you will have been reciting
he/she/it will have been reciting
we will have been reciting
you will have been reciting
they will have been reciting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reciting
you had been reciting
he/she/it had been reciting
we had been reciting
you had been reciting
they had been reciting
Conditional
I would recite
you would recite
he/she/it would recite
we would recite
you would recite
they would recite
Past Conditional
I would have recited
you would have recited
he/she/it would have recited
we would have recited
you would have recited
they would have recited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recite - recite in elocution
elocute - declaim in an elocutionary manner; "The poet elocuted beautifully"
perorate - deliver an oration in grandiloquent style
scan - read metrically; "scan verses"
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
2.recite - repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"
spell, spell out - orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?" "We had to spell out our names for the police officer"
say - recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"
rattle down, rattle off, roll off, spiel off, reel off - recite volubly or extravagantly; "He could recite the names of all the chemical elements"
count - name or recite the numbers in ascending order; "The toddler could count to 100"
echo, repeat - to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
3.recite - render verbally, "recite a poem"; "retell a story"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
4.recite - narrate or give a detailed account ofrecite - narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
relate - give an account of; "The witness related the events"
crack - tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
yarn - tell or spin a yarn
rhapsodise, rhapsodize - recite a rhapsody
5.recite - specify individually; "She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"; "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"
list, name - give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
identify, name - give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"

recite

verb
1. perform, relate, deliver, repeat, rehearse, declaim, recapitulate, do your party piece (informal) They recited poetry to one another.
2. recount, list, enumerate, itemize, tell, speak, detail, describe, relate, repeat, narrate I simply recited the names of a number of Chinese cities I knew.

recite

verb
To give a verbal account of:
Translations
يُلْقي، يُرَتِّل، يُنْشِد، يَسْرُد
recitovat
fremsigerecitere
elõad
fara meî, flytja
deklamavimasdeklamuojamas kūrinysdeklamuotirečitalis
deklamēt
ezberden söylemek/okumak

recite

[rɪˈsaɪt]
A. VT [+ poetry] → recitar; [+ story] → relatar; [+ list] → enumerar
she recited her troubles all over againvolvió a detallar todas sus dificultades
B. VIrecitar

recite

[rɪˈsaɪt] vt
[+ poem, Shakespeare, prayer] → réciter
[+ complaints, grievances, facts] → énumérer

recite

vt
poetryvortragen, rezitieren
factshersagen; detailsaufzählen

recite

[rɪˈsaɪt]
1. vt (poem) → recitare; (facts, details) → elencare, enumerare
2. virecitare

recite

(rəˈsait) verb
to repeat aloud from memory. to recite a poem.
reˈcital noun
1. a public performance (of music or songs) usually by one person or a small number of people. a recital of Schubert's songs.
2. the act of reciting.
ˌreciˈtation (resi-) noun
1. a poem etc which is recited. a recitation from Shakespeare.
2. the act of reciting.
References in classic literature ?
My Aunt Jane," remarked Peter, "used to say that an old teacher of hers told her that when she was going to recite or speak in public she must just get it firmly into her mind that it was only a lot of cabbage heads she had before her, and she wouldn't be nervous.
I want to recite to PEOPLE, and see them looking interested and thrilled.
I suppose he came to hear the Story Girl recite," said Felicity.
Miss Ladd asked me if I had decided on a piece to recite.
I told her I didn't, but I could recite, `The Dog at His Master's Grave' if she liked.
Mary took his book to hear him recite, and he tried to find his way through the fog:
When they came to recite their lessons, not one of them knew his verses perfectly, but had to be prompted all along.
If it was a joke, I do not approve of the feelings which prompted you to do it, and in any case you would have done far better not to recite it at all.
Without being asked he began to recite it, very slowly, marking the rhythm with an extended forefinger.
He grew remarkably drunk, and then he began to recite poetry, his own and Milton's, his own and Shelley's, his own and Kit Marlowe's.
The Senator was by no means to undertake my instruction himself; his nephew, who had just begun to read law, was to be my fellow-student, and we were to keep each other up to the work, and to recite to each other, until we thought we had enough law to go before a board of attorneys and test our fitness for admission to the bar.
Mademoiselle George will recite at my house tonight and there'll be some people, and if you don't bring your lovely girls- who are prettier than Mademoiselle George- I won't know you