- 1[transitive, intransitive] recite (something) (to somebody) recite what… + speech to say a poem, piece of literature, etc. that you have learned, especially to an audience Each child had to recite a poem to the class.
- 2 [transitive] recite something (to somebody) recite what… + speech to say a list or series of things They recited all their grievances to me. She could recite a list of all the presidents.
NAmE//rɪˈsaɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recite
he / she / it recites
past simple recited
-ing form reciting