early 15c., from Old French reciter (12c.) and directly from Latin recitare "read aloud, read out, repeat from memory, declaim," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + citare "to summon" (see cite). Related: Recited; reciting.
she recited a poem
The pupil recited his lesson for the day
recite a poem
The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug