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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recite  \Re*cite"\,  n. 
  A  recital.  [Obs.]  --Sir  W.  Temple. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recite  \Re*cite"\,  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  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  recite  in  elocution  [syn:  {declaim}] 
  2:  repeat  aloud  from  memory;  "she  recited  a  poem" 
  3:  render  verbally,  "recite  a  poem";  "retell  a  story"  [syn:  {retell}] 
  4:  narrate  or  give  a  detailed  account  of  "Tell  what  happened"; 
  "The  father  told  a  story  to  his  child"  [syn:  {tell},  {narrate}, 
  {recount},  {spin}] 

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