As a first point here are some definitions of recite from OALD
- to say a poem, piece of literature, etc. that you have learned, especially to an audience
- to say a list or series of things
Literally let me write it in a dialog so that its context would be understandable:
A: That would be presumptuous.
A: Im not sure I recite it correctly, but he just said "That would be presumptuous".
I hope that makes sense. Does the word recite sound OK there? Or should I substitute it with something else? However, it's not that I want to use word like "hear, pronounce, or say", but I need a very similar word to recite i.e. repeating the very same phrase that someone just said. (I did try to use the verb repeat, but it didn't sound good). As we can see from OALD, recite is saying a more poem or poetic like or a list, that makes me unsure to use it.
Do you have any word I require that fits better? Thanks in advance!