Definition of recite
- recites dull anecdotes
He recited the poem with great feeling.
He began to recite from the Koran.
He can easily recite all the facts about any player on the team.
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: to read (something) out loud or say (something) from memory usually for an audience
: to say or describe (a series or list of things)
What made you want to look up recite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to speak or write verbosely and windily
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