Hypertext Webster Gateway: "recite"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Recite \Re*cite"\, v. i.
To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience,
something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a
lesson learned.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Recite \Re*cite"\, n.
A recital. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Recite \Re*cite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recited}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Reciting}.] [F. r['e]citer, fr. L. recitare, recitatum;
pref. re- re- + citare to call or name, to cite. See {Cite}.]
1. 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.

2. To tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to
narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the
particulars of a voyage.

3. To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.

4. (Law) To state in or as a recital. See {Recital}, 5.

Syn: To rehearse; narrate; relate; recount; describe;
recapitulate; detail; number; count.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: recite in elocution [syn: {declaim}]
2: repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"
3: render verbally, "recite a poem"; "retell a story" [syn: {retell}]
4: narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened";
"The father told a story to his child" [syn: {tell}, {narrate},
{recount}, {spin}]

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