—v.t. 1. to repeat the words of, as from memory, esp. in a formal manner: to recite a lesson. 2. to repeat (a piece of poetry or prose) before an audience, as for entertainment.
3. to give an account of: to recite one's adventures. 4. to enumerate.
—v.i. 1. to recite a lesson or part of a lesson for a teacher.
2. to recite or repeat something from memory.