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Recite


RECI'TE, verb transitive [Latin recito; re and cito, to call or name.]

1. To rehearse; to repeat the words of another or of a writing; as, to recite the words of an author or of a deed or covenant.

2. In writing, to copy; as, the words of a deed are recited in the pleading.

3. To tell over; to relate; to narrate; as to recite past events; to recite the particulars of a voyage.

4. To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.

5. To enumerate.

RECI'TE, verb intransitive To rehearse a lesson. The class will recite at eleven o'clock.

RECITE. for recital. [Not in use.]