verb (used with object), recited, reciting.
to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner: to recite a lesson.
to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment.
to give an account of: to recite one's adventures.
to enumerate.
verb (used without object), recited, reciting.
to recite a lesson or part of a lesson for a teacher.
to recite or repeat something from memory.

1400–50; late Middle English reciten < Latin recitāre to read aloud, equivalent to re- re- + citāre to summon, cite1

recitable, adjective
reciter, noun
prerecite, verb (used with object), prerecited, prereciting.
unrecited, adjective
well-recited, adjective

3. narrate, describe. See relate. 4. count, number, detail. Unabridged
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recite (rɪˈsaɪt)
1.  to repeat (a poem, passage, etc) aloud from memory before an audience, teacher, etc
2.  (tr) to give a detailed account of
3.  (tr) to enumerate (examples, etc)
[C15: from Latin recitāre to cite again, from re- + citāre to summon; see cite]

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Word Origin & History

1430, from L. recitare "read aloud, repeat from memory," from re- "back, again" + citare "to summon" (see cite). Recital is first attested 1512 as a legal term for "formal statement of relevant facts;" musical performance sense is from 1811. Recitation "act of rehearsing" is
recorded from 1484; meaning "repetition of a prepared lesson" is first recorded 1770, Amer.Eng.
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Example sentences
Merely having read the material and being able to recite it verbatim is neither
  education nor learning.
Students pick from a list of poems and recite them from memory.
Think critically and don't recite gibberish as though it is true.
Still, the light was enough to inspire me to recite poetry.
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