Definition of recite
1 : to repeat from memory or read aloud publicly
3 : to repeat or answer questions about (a lesson)
1 : to repeat or read aloud something memorized or prepared
2 : to reply to a teacher's question on a lesson
Examples of recite in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of recite from the Web
Those that are reciting the Mourner's Kaddish can do so through the virtual minyan without having to be physically at Temple Israel on Wednesday mornings.
In addition to singing, dancing and reciting poetry, the nine actors—all Michigan residents—helped with research for the play which opens tonight (Thursday, July 19) at the Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center.
None of the four advocate independence; the acts that led to their ouster included quoting Mahatma Gandhi and reciting the oath extremely slowly over a period of almost 10 minutes.
Stunned and terrified, Maria thrust her designer handbag, jewelry, and ATM card on the front seat, lying that her cheap gold hoop earrings were expensive and reciting her pin number.
Jennifer Espitia's sister cried out as the prosecutor recited the charge.
In an especially powerful part, the women lay prostrate as Vigneron and everyone in the church recited the Litany of the Saints.
The program opens with actors and personalities (Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep) reciting the Declaration of Independence.
And, yes, that's Detroit's own Kid Rock, taking his turn at reciting after America Ferrera and before Kerry Washington.
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RECITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recite for English Language Learners
: to read (something) out loud or say (something) from memory usually for an audience
: to say or describe (a series or list of things)
RECITE Defined for Kids
Definition of recite for Students
1 : to repeat from memory Please recite your poem.
2 : to tell about in detail He recited his experiences.
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