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recite

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Literature
recitere‧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]
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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.
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Verb table
recite
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrecite
he, she, itrecites
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrecited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave recited
he, she, ithas recited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad recited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill recite
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have recited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam reciting
he, she, itis reciting
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you, we, theyare reciting
Past
I, he, she, itwas reciting
you, we, theywere reciting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been reciting
he, she, ithas been reciting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been reciting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be reciting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been reciting
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