verb (used with object), re·cit·ed, re·cit·ing.
verb (used without object), re·cit·ed, re·cit·ing.
Origin of recite
Examples from the Web for recite
They sing songs and recite prayers in order to maintain the holy balance of nature between Father Sun and Mother Ocean.
For now, he is using it to recite some of the greatest rap lyrics ever written eight times a week.Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams|Alex Suskind|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Early reports claimed that the armed assailants demanded that everyone present recite the shahada, “Laillhailla Allahu.”Militants ‘Executed Non-Muslims’ at Kenyan World Cup Watch Party|Margot Kiser|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“She chose me to recite a ‘Gedicht,’ a poem,” Friedel told me in 2002, her voice still revealing her pride in that moment.
He could recite reams of Frost, Dickinson, Whitman, and Lowell, and he did so while I stood there, amazed.GOP Hypocrisy: Outraged Over Benghazi, Silent on Iraq|Jay Parini|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You recite your German poems like they were English, and you feel them as much as you do Cassabianca.Phyllis|Maria Thompson Daviess
I put spurs to my horse, while he, still galloping, ordered me to recite.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
Captain Boswarrick's manner would quite change when he began to recite.Old Kensington|Miss Thackeray
Chevalier used to recite The Duel in the Prairie in a very humorous manner.A Mummer's Tale|Anatole France
He may be chagrined at first over his failure; but if failure follows failure, he soon ceases to care when unable to recite.The Recitation|George Herbert Betts
Word Origin for recite
early 15c., from Old French reciter (12c.) and directly from Latin recitare "read aloud, read out, repeat from memory, declaim," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + citare "to summon" (see cite). Related: Recited; reciting.