Re*cite" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recited; p. pr. & vb. n. Reciting.] [F. r'eciter, fr. L. recitare, recitatum; pref. re- re- + citare to call or name, to cite. See Cite.]

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.

 

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Re*cite", v. i.

To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned.

 

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Re*cite", n.

A recital.

[Obs.]

Sir W. Temple.

 

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