recite

  • 1 Recite — Re*cite (r[ e]*s[imac]t ), 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 récité — récité, ée (ré si té, tée) part. passé de réciter. 1°   Dont on fait lecture d une voix soutenue. •   Tel écrit récité se soutint à l oreille, Qui, dans l impression au grand jour se montrant, Ne soutient pas des yeux le regard pénétrant, BOILEAU …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 recite — [ri sīt′] vt. recited, reciting [ME reciten < OFr reciter < L recitare: see RE & CITE] 1. to repeat or say aloud from or as from memory, esp. in a formal way; give a recitation on (a lesson) in class or of (a poem, speech, etc.) before an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Recite — Re*cite , n. A recital. [Obs.] Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 recite — I verb address, articulate, chant, communicate, declaim, delineate, deliver, detail, dicere, discourse, divulge, dramatize, enact, enumerare, enumerate, exponere, express, give a verbal account, give expression, hold forth, interpret, lecture,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 recite — early 15c., from L. recitare read aloud, repeat from memory, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + citare to summon (see CITE (Cf. cite)). Related: Recited; reciting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 recite — rehearse, recount, *relate, narrate, describe, state, report Analogous words: enumerate, tell, *count, number: detail, itemize, particularize (see corresponding adjectives at CIRCUMSTANTIAL) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 recite — [v] read out loud; narrate account for, address, answer, chant, communicate, convey, declaim, delineate, deliver, describe, detail, discourse, dramatize, enact, enlarge, enumerate, expatiate, explain, give an account, give a report, give verbal… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 recité — Recité, ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 11 recite — ► VERB 1) repeat aloud or declaim from memory before an audience. 2) state (names, facts, etc.) in order. DERIVATIVES recitation noun reciter noun. ORIGIN Latin recitare read out …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 recite — recitable, adj. reciter, n. /ri suyt /, v., recited, reciting. v.t. 1. to repeat the words of, as from memory, esp. in a formal manner: to recite a lesson. 2. to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment. 3. to… …

    Universalium

  • 13 recite — re•cite [[t]rɪˈsaɪt[/t]] v. cit•ed, cit•ing 1) to repeat the words of, as from memory, esp. in a formal manner: to recite a lesson[/ex] 2) to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment 3) to narrate; describe 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 recite — [c]/rəˈsaɪt / (say ruh suyt) verb (recited, reciting) –verb (t) 1. to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner: to recite a lesson. 2. to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment. 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 recite —   Ha i walewaha mai, kuku i ōlelo, heluhelu.    ♦ To recite in order, helu papa.    ♦ To recite first lines of a stanza, by the dancer, kāhea.    ♦ To recite rhythmically, as Bible passages, ho āeae …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 16 recite — [[t]rɪsa͟ɪt[/t]] recites, reciting, recited 1) VERB When someone recites a poem or other piece of writing, they say it aloud after they have learned it. [V n] They recited poetry to one another. [Also V] 2) VERB If you recite something such as a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 recite — verb 1 (I, T) to say a poem, piece of literature etc that you have learned, for people to listen to: a poem I had to recite at school 2 (T) to tell someone a series or list of things: Don t encourage him, or he ll recite the whole family history! …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 recite — UK [rɪˈsaɪt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms recite : present tense I/you/we/they recite he/she/it recites present participle reciting past tense recited past participle recited to say a poem or story that you have learnt to an… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 recite — verb (recited; reciting) Etymology: Middle English, to relate, state, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French reciter, from Latin recitare to recite, from re + citare to summon more at cite Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to repeat from… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 recite — verb Recite is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alphabet, ↑line, ↑lyrics, ↑monologue, ↑passage, ↑pledge, ↑poem, ↑poetry, ↑prayer, ↑rhyme, ↑verse, ↑wo …

    Collocations dictionary