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recite in Literature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecitere‧cite /rɪˈsaɪt/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, 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]TELL to tell someone a series or list of things 🔊 Len recited the breakfast menu – cereal, bacon and eggs, and toast.reciter noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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reciteEach student had to recite a poem.He can even recite a prayer in the language of the Sioux, albeit with a Wiltshire accent.This may seem meaningless to non-churchgoers and trivial to churchgoers since it is part of the Athanasian Creed recited every Sunday.All the while her father was reciting, her lips moved silently.Felix's wife began to recite her poetry, and wondered about his air fare, and gave him some coffee.Buerger said she can recite phrases from the film.Detective Clark recited the facts of the case.The court considered it important that individual students were not compelled to recite the Pledge.After taking away our tablets, he made us recite what we had written.