Give and Recite


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Give verb – To make a present of.
Recite and give are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Recite" instead a verb "Give".
Nearby Words: giving, given, giver
Synonyms for Give


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Recite verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: recited the funny story of how he and his girlfriend met

Give and recite are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Give" instead a verb "Recite".
Nearby Words: recitation, recital, reciting, reciter, recitative
Synonyms for Recite

Common collocations

speech give speech recite speech
name give name recite name
number give number recite number
time give time recite time
Other nouns: way, message, names.

Both words in one sentence

  • When you give someone complex instructions, you typically want to hear them recite said instructions back to you, to avoid any Poor Communication Kills.
  • In the end they give up and drag a very sick Otto out to 1776 to have him recite the opening to the Declaration, where he then passes out from exhaustion.
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