Recite and Talk


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Recite verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Talk and recite are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Talk" instead a verb "Recite".
Nearby Words: recitation, recital, reciting, reciter, recitative
Synonyms for Recite


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Talk verb – To give a formal often extended talk on a subject.
Usage example: the fire chief often talks at school assemblies about fire safety

Recite and talk are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Recite" instead a verb "Talk".
Nearby Words: talking, talkative, talker, talkie
Synonyms for Talk

Common collocations

number recite number talk number
rest recite rest talk rest
time recite time talk time
way recite way talk way
Other nouns: language, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Derailed Train of Thought In Fullmetal Alchemist, Ed would rather recite the periodic table than talk about his potential love for Winry.
  • Room Full of Crazy The Queensryche song "The Mission" from Operation:Mindcrime: "I talk to shadows from a lonely candle/recite the phrases from the wall/I can't explain this holy pain".
  • Losing Your Head It's probably not a coincidence if many of cephalophoric saints (like the three aforementioned) come from celtic or formerly celtic lands like Gaul and Britain: celtic myths have several examples of gods, heroes or giants whose head continue to talk, drink or recite poems after habing been severed.
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