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1. recite

verb. ['rəˈsaɪt'] recite in elocution.

Synonyms

  • mouth
  • perorate
  • execute
  • perform
  • utter
  • verbalize
  • speak
  • talk
  • verbalise
  • declaim
  • do
  • elocute

Antonyms

  • noblewoman
  • exclude
  • unspell
  • generalize

Etymology

  • recitare (Latin)
  • recito (Latin)

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Rhymes with Recite

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit

Sentences with recite


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Catholics recite the rosary using a set of prayer beads with a crucifix.

2. Verb, base form
Getting married in Mexico requires more than just a quick trip across the border to recite wedding vows.

Quotes about recite


1. Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator.
- Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

2. Ms. Wormwood: Calvin, can you tell us what Lewis and Clark did? Calvin: No, but I can recite the secret superhero origin of each member of Captain Napalm's Thermonuclear League of Liberty. Ms. Wormwood: See me after class, Calvin. Calvin: [retrospectively] I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
- Bill Watterson

3. Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration. There is such a thing. It comes up and talks. And those who have heard deeply the rhythms and hymns of the gods, can recite those hymns in such a way that the gods will be attracted.
- Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work

2. recite

verb. ['rəˈsaɪt'] repeat aloud from memory.

Synonyms

  • repeat
  • rattle off
  • spiel off
  • roll off
  • echo
  • spell
  • reel off
  • spell out
  • say
  • rattle down

Antonyms

  • close up
  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify

Etymology

  • recitare (Latin)
  • recito (Latin)

3. recite

verb. ['rəˈsaɪt'] render verbally, "recite a poem".

Synonyms

  • re-create

Antonyms

  • voice
  • lack

Etymology

  • recitare (Latin)
  • recito (Latin)

4. recite

verb. ['rəˈsaɪt'] specify individually.

Synonyms

  • itemize
  • list
  • name
  • itemise
  • enumerate

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • mitigated
  • incomplete
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • recitare (Latin)
  • recito (Latin)

5. recite

verb. ['rəˈsaɪt'] narrate or give a detailed account of.

Synonyms

  • recount
  • rhapsodize
  • rhapsodise
  • tell
  • relate
  • yarn
  • inform
  • crack

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • unmake
  • mistrust
  • distrust

Etymology

  • recitare (Latin)
  • recito (Latin)
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