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recite

[ri-sahyt] /rɪˈsaɪt/
verb (used with object), recited, reciting.
1.
to repeat the words of, as from memory, especially in a formal manner:
to recite a lesson.
2.
to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment.
3.
to give an account of:
to recite one's adventures.
4.
to enumerate.
verb (used without object), recited, reciting.
5.
to recite a lesson or part of a lesson for a teacher.
6.
to recite or repeat something from memory.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English reciten < Latin recitāre to read aloud, equivalent to re- re- + citāre to summon, cite1
Related forms
recitable, adjective
reciter, noun
prerecite, verb (used with object), prerecited, prereciting.
unrecited, adjective
well-recited, adjective
Synonyms
3. narrate, describe. See relate. 4. count, number, detail.
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British Dictionary definitions for well recited

recite

/rɪˈsaɪt/
verb
1.
to repeat (a poem, passage, etc) aloud from memory before an audience, teacher, etc
2.
(transitive) to give a detailed account of
3.
(transitive) to enumerate (examples, etc)
Derived Forms
recitable, adjective
reciter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin recitāre to cite again, from re- + citāre to summon; see cite
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Word Origin and History for well recited

recite

v.

early 15c., from Old French reciter (12c.) and directly from Latin recitare "read aloud, read out, repeat from memory, declaim," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + citare "to summon" (see cite). Related: Recited; reciting.

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