What does recite mean?

recite meaning in General Dictionary

render verbally

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  • recite in elocution
  • narrate or give a detailed account of
  • specify individually
  • repeat aloud from memory
  • To repeat as some thing currently prepared in writing focused on memory or the always deliver from a written or printed document or from recollection to rehearse concerning recite the words of an author or of a deed or covenant
  • To repeat pronounce or rehearse because before an audience one thing prepared or committed to memory to rehearse a lesson discovered
  • A recital
  • To repeat, as something already ready, written down, dedicated to memory, and/or want; to supply from a written or imprinted document, or from recollection; to rehearse; because, to recite the language of an author, or of a deed or covenant.
  • To tell over; to debate in particulars; to relate; to narrate; since, to recite past activities; to recite the particulars of a voyage.
  • To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.
  • to mention in or as a recital. See Recital, 5.
  • To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or dedicated to memory; to rehearse a concept discovered.
  • A recital.

recite meaning in Law Dictionary

to mention in a written instrument realities associated with its beginning, or reasons for its being made. And also to estimate or set forth the text or the items of some other instrument or document; because, to "recite" a statute. See Hart v. Baltimore & O. R. Co., 6 W. Va. 348.


recite meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 15c., from Old French reciter (12c.) and directly from Latin recitare "read aloud, read out, duplicate from memory, declaim," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + citare "to summon" (see cite). Related: Recited; reciting.


recite meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To duplicate, as one thing currently prepared, written down, dedicated to memory, or even the love; to deliver from a written or imprinted document, or from recollection; to rehearse; as, to recite the words of an author, or of a deed or covenant.

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  • (v. t.) To tell over; to debate in particulars; to relate; to narrate; since, to recite previous events; to recite the particulars of a voyage.
  • (v. t.) To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.
  • (v. i.) To duplicate, pronounce, or rehearse, as before a gathering, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned.
  • (letter.) A recital.

Sentence Examples with the word recite

During the night following the interment, called the Night of Desolation, or that of Solitude, the soul being believed to remain with the body that one night, fikis are engaged at the house of the deceased to recite various portions of the Koran, and, commonly, to repeat the first clause of the profession of the faith, There is no God but God, three thousand times.

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