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 for Recite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recite \Re*cite"\ (r[-e]*s[imac]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Recited; p. pr. & vb. n. Reciting.] [F. r['e]citer, fr.
     L. recitare, recitatum; pref. re- re- + citare to call or
     name, to cite. See Cite.]
     1. 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.
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     2. 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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     3. To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.
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     4. (Law) To state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5.
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     Syn: To rehearse; narrate; relate; recount; describe;
          recapitulate; detail; number; count.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recite \Re*cite"\, v. i.
     To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience,
     something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a
     lesson learned.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recite \Re*cite"\, n.
     A recital. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recite
      v 1: recite in elocution [syn: declaim, recite]
      2: repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil
         recited his lesson for the day"
      3: render verbally, "recite a poem"; "retell a story" [syn:
         recite, retell]
      4: narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened";
         "The father told a story to his child" [syn: tell,
         narrate, recount, recite]
      5: specify individually; "She enumerated the many obstacles she
         had encountered"; "The doctor recited the list of possible
         side effects of the drug" [syn: enumerate, recite,
         itemize, itemise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "recite":
     add up, affirm, allege, allegorize, assert, asseverate, aver,
     battologize, cast up, chronicle, cipher up, commit to memory, con,
     count, count up, debate, declaim, declare, demagogue, describe,
     detail, elocute, enumerate, fable, fabulize, fictionalize,
     figure up, fill, foot up, get by heart, get letter-perfect,
     give an encore, go over, go through, harangue, have by heart,
     hold forth, inventory, itemize, iterate, know by heart,
     learn by heart, learn verbatim, list, memorize, mouth, mythicize,
     mythify, mythologize, narrate, novelize, number, nuncupate, orate,
     out-herod Herod, pad, parrot, perorate, practice, present,
     proclaim, quote, rabble-rouse, rant, read, reaffirm, reassert,
     recap, recapitulate, reckon up, recount, rehash, rehearse, reissue,
     reiterate, relate, repeat, repeat by heart, report, reprint,
     restate, resume, retail, retell, review, reword, rodomontade,
     romance, run over, say over, say over again, score up, share,
     spiel, spout, state, storify, study, sum, sum up, summarize,
     summate, swot up, tally up, tautologize, tell, tell a story,
     tot up, total, total up, tote up, tub-thump, unfold a tale
  
  

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