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Definition of recite verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recite
    he / she / it recites
    past simple recited
    -ing form reciting
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  1. 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. 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.
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