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recite

[ ri-sahyt ]
/ r瑟藞sa瑟t /
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verb (used with object), re路cit路ed, re路cit路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.
to enumerate.
verb (used without object), re路cit路ed, re路cit路ing.
to recite a lesson or part of a lesson for a teacher.
to recite or repeat something from memory.
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Origin of recite

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English reciten, from Latin recit膩re 鈥渢o read aloud,鈥 equivalent to re- + cit膩re 鈥渢o summon鈥; see origin at re-, cite1

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3. See relate.

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British Dictionary definitions for recite

recite
/ (r瑟藞sa瑟t) /

verb
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 forms of recite

recitable, adjectivereciter, noun

Word Origin for recite

C15: from Latin recit膩re to cite again, from re- + cit膩re to summon; see cite
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