1. [ verb ] repeat aloud from memory

"she recited a poem" "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"

Related terms: repeat say count spell rattle_down recitation
2. [ verb ] recite in elocution
Synonyms: declaim
Related terms: perform elocute scan perorate talk
3. [ verb ] render verbally, "recite a poem"
Synonyms: retell

"retell a story"

Related terms: re-create recitation
4. [ verb ] specify individually
Synonyms: itemize enumerate itemise

"She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered" "The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug"

Related terms: name list name item detail item token enumeration listing
5. [ verb ] narrate or give a detailed account of
Synonyms: tell recount spin narrate

"Tell what happened" "The father told a story to his child"

Related terms: inform relate yarn crack rhapsodize narration narration narrator recital narration relation
Similar spelling:   requite