• cartoon, male reciter
    cartoon, male reciter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v recite repeat aloud from memory "she recited a poem","The pupil recited his lesson for the day"
    • v recite specify individually "She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered","The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"
    • v recite narrate or give a detailed account of "Tell what happened","The father told a story to his child"
    • v recite recite in elocution
    • v recite render verbally, "recite a poem" "retell a story"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Throughout his career, DeWolf Hopper recited Casey at the Bat" over 10,000 times.
    • n Recite A recital.
    • Recite To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.
    • Recite 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.
    • v. i Recite To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned.
    • Recite (Law) To state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5.
    • Recite To tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the particulars of a voyage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recite To repeat or say over, as something previously prepared or committed to memory; rehearse the words of; deliver orally: as, to recite the Litany; to recite a poem.
    • recite In music, to deliver in recitative.
    • recite To relate the facts or particulars of; give an account or statement of; tell: as, to recite one's adventures or one's wrongs.
    • recite To repeat or tell over in writing; set down the words or particulars of; rehearse; cite; quote.
    • recite Synonyms Cite, Adduce, etc. (see quote); Rehearse, Reiterate, etc. (see recapitulate); enumerate, detail.
    • recite To make a recitation or rehearsal; rehearse or say over what has been learned: as, to recite in public or in a class.
    • n recite Recital.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Recite rē-sīt′ to read aloud from paper, or repeat from memory: to narrate: to give the particulars of
    • v.i Recite to rehearse in public
    • adj Recite in the style of recitative
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Master and Doctor are my titles; for ten years now, without repose, I held my erudite recitals and led my pupils by the nose.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. réciter, fr. L. recitare, recitatum,; pref. re-, re- + citare, to call or name, to cite. See Cite


In literature:

School would always be begun before I reached it, and sometimes my class had recited.
"Stories of Achievement, Volume III (of 6)" by Various
But it is necessary to help the class on the hard points not only in assigning the lesson, but also in the recitation.
"The Recitation" by George Herbert Betts
This being laid down as a general axiom, and as the heading of a particular chapter, we will now proceed with our recital.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Speculating as to her best opportunity, she decided that it should be at the end of the morning recitations.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
Once he recited the "Lines to an Indian Air," his voice trembling a little, for the words were almost sacred.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
During the recital of the foregoing the patient was bright and alert, and his attention was easily gained and very well held.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
Looking at the recitation board, he saw that Snell should appear in the recitation room in a very few minutes.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
I made a bargain with him to give us a recital on the following evening.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Command the servants to join in the recital of the Daimoku.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Maud Vavasour will recite, and the venerable artist will pass judgement.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James

In poetry:

You knew, my pretty silken treasure,
I must not wed for love or pleasure,
But for a settlement and title;
Yet you encouraged his recital!
"La Derniere Robe De Soi" by Edith Nesbit
CLOTALDO. Until I saw her
To a noble spouse united,
I her birth would not reveal.
It were now a long recital,
But the sum is, she's my child.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Then, seated round the festive board,
Your track, while memory recites,
Show, by the places you've explor'd,
An orb with four bright satellites.
"Enigma VIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
’T is like some poet’s pictured trance
His idle rhymes recite,—­
This old New England-born romance
Of Agnes and the Knight;
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He wasn't clever at all: he merely told
the unhappy Present to recite the Past
like a poetry lesson till sooner
or later it faltered at the line where
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden
Uncle he learns us to rhyme an' write
An' all be poets an' all recite:
His little-est poet's his little-est niece,
An' this is her little-est poetry-piece.
"A Session With Uncle Sidney" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Eighteen students perform in April 29 piano recital.
Pella — Mark Babcock, associate professor of music at Central College, will give a lecture and organ recital Sept 23 at 3 pm in the Chapel.
Peter Serkin's recital presented by the Washington Performance Arts Society on Wednesday evening at Strathmore Hall was one of the most thoughtful and exciting of the season.
Most of us think of science as a recitation of facts.
Faculty Member Gabe Southard to Present Flute Recital on Sept 23.
Dame Felicity Lott in Recital.
And the less-than-flattering analysis is one the Giants and Jacobs will be reciting all the way up to their Monday night game in Cleveland.
It took just five seconds to recite the name, rank and company of a single firefighter killed on 9/11.
TO hear John Neary describe his job as concierge at the Carlyle Hotel, you would think he was reciting the Boy Scout motto.
He can't recite an impressive 40-yard dash time with which to his prove his speed.
SOLI Chamber Ensemble at Trinity University's Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.
It is probably to my shame to admit this, but I haven't recited the Pledge of Allegiance in years.
A three-year-old who recites Billy Collins poems by heart.
And not just recites, but EMOTES.
The Des Moines Register reports that Taylor Bontrager, of Kalona, perfectly recited numerous Bible verses through nine rounds of competition in Sevierville, Tenn.

In science:

After initial attempts at keeping exact account of these assumptions resulted in cumbersome mantra recited before every statement, I decided to indicate their necessity by a simple (LC) in the wording of the lemmas.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
However, it is to be noted that in practise, as recited above, despite ’theoretical’ calculations as to the point of separation, other factors come into play, including the fact that the presence of any turbulence in the flow could actually delay flow separation.
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems
No new principles other than those recited above have been used in the resolution of other elements of the Navier Stokes equations.
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems
The classes are taught in fairly traditional structure, with three hours of large lecture (N ~ 200) per week, one hour of small-group recitation (N = 24), and two hours of laboratory.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Most people who recite this litany do not realize that we have at least one possible solution already in hand.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99