[ ri-sahyt ]
/ rɪˈsaɪt /
verb (used with object), re·cit·ed, re·cit·ing.
to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner: to recite a lesson.
to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment.
to give an account of: to recite one's adventures.
verb (used without object), re·cit·ed, re·cit·ing.
to recite a lesson or part of a lesson for a teacher.
to recite or repeat something from memory.
Origin of recite
re·cit·a·ble, adjectivere·cit·er, nounpre·re·cite, verb (used with object), pre·re·cit·ed, pre·re·cit·ing.un·re·cit·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for recitable
/ (rɪˈsaɪt) /
to repeat (a poem, passage, etc) aloud from memory before an audience, teacher, etc
(tr) to give a detailed account of
(tr) to enumerate (examples, etc)
Derived Formsrecitable, adjectivereciter, noun
Word Origin for recite
C15: from Latin recitāre to cite again, from re- + citāre to summon; see cite
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