Recite - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsaɪt|  American pronunciation of the word recite
Brit.  |rɪˈsʌɪt|  British pronunciation of the word recite

verb

- recite in elocution (syn: declaim)
- repeat aloud from memory

she recited a poem
The pupil recited his lesson for the day

- render verbally(syn: retell)

recite a poem

- narrate or give a detailed account of (syn: narrate, recount, tell)
- specify individually(syn: enumerate, itemise, itemize)

The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug

Examples

He recited the poem with great feeling.

He began to recite from the Koran.

He can easily recite all the facts about any player on the team.

She recited a poem that she had learnt at school.

Len recited the breakfast menu - cereal, bacon and eggs, and toast.

The pupil recited his lesson for the day

The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug

As part of her oral examination, she had to recite the names of all the presidents.

We were taught to recite the catechism.

He closed his eyes and began to recite a Buddhist mantra.

Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: recite
he/she/it: recites
present participle: reciting
past tense: recited
past participle: recited
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