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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: réciter, from Latin recitare, from citare; CITE

recite

verb
     
re‧cite
1 [intransitive and transitive]AL to say a poem, piece of literature etc that you have learned, for people to listen to:
She recited a poem that she had learnt at school.
2 [transitive] to tell someone a series or list of things:
Len recited the breakfast menu - cereal, bacon and eggs, and toast.
reciter noun [countable]
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