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Definition of Recite

Recite

  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. To state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5.
  5. To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned.
  6. A recital.

Recite Quotations

Do not borrow the productions of other men's brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, that God has given you.
Ellen G. White

A Kindle returns us to the inconvenience of the scroll, except with batteries and electronic glitches. It's as handy as bringing Homer along to recite the 'Iliad' while playing a lyre.
P. J. O'Rourke

The first time I got onstage was when I was about 5 years old. It was at a church social, and I had a poem to recite.
Willie Nelson

We think scientific literacy flows out of how many science facts can you recite rather than how was your brain wired for thinking. And it's the brain wiring that I'm more interested in rather than the facts that come out of the curriculum or the lesson plan that's been proposed.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Go to a job interview and tell and employer that you can recite the 17 times table; they don't care. Why are we still teaching it?
Sugata Mitra
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Recite Translations

recite in Danish is recitere
recite in Dutch is voordragen, declameren
recite in German is vortragen
recite in Latin is reddo, recito
recite in Spanish is declamar, recitar
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