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recite

re·cite

recite

 
pronunciation:
rih saIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: recited, recites, reciting
definition 1: to repeat the text of, esp. from memory and in public.
The President recited a passage from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.Each child was asked to recite the poem that he or she had written.
similar words:
declaim, deliver, orate, perform, quote, rehearse, repeat, say
definition 2: to list, esp. verbally and from memory; enumerate.
She recited the names of the British monarchs beginning with Richard I.His father recited all the reasons that he should remain in law school.
synonyms:
detail, enumerate, number
similar words:
delineate, itemize, list, numerate, particularize, recapitulate, recount, reel off, rehearse, report, specify
definition 3: to describe or relate information concerning, usu. from memory; recount.
The governess asked the child to recite her lesson.They sat happily reciting their escapades during their days at boarding school.
similar words:
convey, impart, narrate, recount, relate, relay, repeat
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to deliver text orally from memory.
similar words:
declaim, orate, perform, rehearse, speak
definition 2: to perform the oral recall of prepared lessons, as in a classroom.
similar words:
answer, narrate, perform, speak
derivation: reciter (n.)
Word Parts
The word recite contains the following part:
cit, -cite Latin root that means rouse, set in motion
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