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English verb: recite

1. recite (communication) recite in elocution


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)do, execute, perform

Narrower (hyponym)elocute, perorate, scan

Entailmouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. recite (communication) repeat aloud from memory

SamplesShe recited a poem.
The pupil recited his lesson for the day.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)echo, repeat

Narrower (hyponym)count, rattle down, rattle off, reel off, roll off, say, spell, spell out, spiel off

3. recite (creation) render verbally,

SamplesRecite a poem.
Retell a story.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)re-create

4. recite (communication) narrate or give a detailed account of

SamplesTell what happened.
The father told a story to his child.

ExamplesThe parents recite a French poem to the children

Synonymsnarrate, recount, tell

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)crack, relate, rhapsodise, rhapsodize, yarn

5. recite (communication) specify individually

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

Synonymsenumerate, itemise, itemize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)identify, name

Narrower (hyponym)list, name

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