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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.