The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recite \Re*cite"\ (r[-e]*s[imac]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Recited; p. pr. & vb. n. Reciting.] [F. r['e]citer, fr.
L. recitare, recitatum; pref. re- re- + citare to call or
name, to cite. See Cite.]
1. To repeat, as something already prepared, written down,
committed to memory, or the like; to deliver from a
written or printed document, or from recollection; to
rehearse; as, to recite the words of an author, or of a
deed or covenant.
2. To tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to
narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the
particulars of a voyage.
3. To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.
4. (Law) To state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5.
Syn: To rehearse; narrate; relate; recount; describe;
recapitulate; detail; number; count.