Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To relate; speak from memory; repeat ( a lesson).

Part of speech: verb

To quote; cite.

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Usage examples "recite":

  1. I shall not cross this threshold before you recite one of your new war- songs." - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
  2. Gretchen, when a girl, often used to watch her father as he plied his trade and recite to him verses she had learnt at her dame school- fragments from the Teutonic masterpieces of the time-" Kruschen Kruschen," and- " Baby white and baby red, Like a moon convulsive Rolling up and down the bed, Utterly repulsive!" - "Terribly Intimate Portraits", Noël Coward.
  3. " The class in reading will now recite," announced Teacher Twaddles in his severest voice. - "Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School", Mabel C. Hawley.