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Meaning & Definition of Recite in English

English

Recite

/rəsaɪt/

verb

1. Recite in elocution

    synonym:
  • declaim
  • ,
  • recite

2. Repeat aloud from memory

  • "She recited a poem"
  • "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"
    synonym:
  • recite

3. Render verbally, "recite a poem"

  • "Retell a story"
    synonym:
  • recite
  • ,
  • retell

4. Narrate or give a detailed account of

  • "Tell what happened"
  • "The father told a story to his child"
    synonym:
  • tell
  • ,
  • narrate
  • ,
  • recount
  • ,
  • recite

5. Specify individually

  • "She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"
  • "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"
    synonym:
  • enumerate
  • ,
  • recite
  • ,
  • itemize
  • ,
  • itemise

Examples of using

I have to -- oh God oh great -- remember such a string of numbers, great famous Archimedes, help the suffering, give him the power, let him recite by heart those famous, and yet for us irritating, ah, numbers of Ludolph!
I could recite the story by heart.