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English verb: recite

1. recite (communication) recite in elocution


Synonymsdeclaim


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.


Synonymsretell


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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