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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb recite has 5 senses


recitev. t. [F. réciter, fr. L. recitare, recitatum; pref. re- re- + citare to call or name, to cite. See Cite.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the particulars of a voyage.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To rehearse; narrate; relate; recount; describe; recapitulate; detail; number; count.
recitev. i. 
     To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned.  [1913 Webster]
     A recital.  Sir W. Temple.  [1913 Webster]


recite, v.
1 tr. repeat aloud or declaim (a poem or passage) from memory, esp. before an audience.
2 intr. give a recitation.
3 tr. mention in order; enumerate.

reciter n.
ME f. OF reciter or L recitare (as RE-, CITE)



add up, affirm, allege, allegorize, assert, asseverate, aver, battologize, cast up, chronicle, cipher up, commit to memory, con, count, count up, debate, declaim, declare, demagogue, describe, detail, elocute, enumerate, fable, fabulize, fictionalize, figure up, fill, foot up, get by heart, get letter-perfect, give an encore, go over, go through, harangue, have by heart, hold forth, inventory, itemize, iterate, know by heart, learn by heart, learn verbatim, list, memorize, mouth, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, narrate, novelize, number, nuncupate, orate, out-herod Herod, pad, parrot, perorate, practice, present, proclaim, quote, rabble-rouse, rant, read, reaffirm, reassert, recap, recapitulate, reckon up, recount, rehash, rehearse, reissue, reiterate, relate, repeat, repeat by heart, report, reprint, restate, resume, retail, retell, review, reword, rodomontade, romance, run over, say over, say over again, score up, share, spiel, spout, state, storify, study, sum, sum up, summarize, summate, swot up, tally up, tautologize, tell, tell a story, tot up, total, total up, tote up, tub-thump, unfold a tale




VB speak of, say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to, utter forth, pour forth, breathe, let fall, come out with, rap out, blurt out have on one's lips, have at the end of one's tongue, have at the tip of one's tongue, break silence, open one's lips, open one's mouth, lift one's voice, raise one's voice, give the tongue, wag the tongue, talk, outspeak, put in a word or two, hold forth, make a speech, deliver a speech, speechify, harangue, declaim, stump, flourish, recite, lecture, sermonize, discourse, be on one's legs, have one's say, say one's say, spout, rant, rave, vent one's fury, vent one's rage, expatiate, speak one's mind, go on the stump, take the stump, soliloquize, tell, speak to, talk together, be eloquent, have a tongue in one's head, have the gift of the gab, pass one's lips, escape one's lips, fall from the lips, fall from the mouth.


VB describe, set forth, draw a picture, picture, portray, characterize, particularize, narrate, relate, recite, recount, sum up, run over, recapitulate, rehearse, fight one's battles over again, unfold a tale, tell, give an account of, render an account of, report, make a report, draw up a statement, detail, enter into particulars, enter into details, descend to particulars, descend to details, itemize.


VB number, count, tally, tell, call over, run over, take an account of, enumerate, muster, poll, recite, recapitulate, sum, sum up, cast up, tell off, score, cipher, compute, calculate, suppute, add, subtract, multiply, divide, extract roots, algebraize, check, prove, demonstrate, balance, audit, overhaul, take stock, affix numbers to, page, amount to, add up to, come to.

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