Re·cite v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recited; p. pr. & vb. n. Reciting.]
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.
Re·cite, v. i. To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned.
Re·cite, n. A recital. [Obs.]
v 1: recite in elocution [syn: declaim]
2: repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil
recited his lesson for the day"
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,
5: specify individually; "She enumerated the many obstacles she
had encountered"; "The doctor recited the list of possible
side effects of the drug" [syn: enumerate, itemize, itemise]