The words recite, resight sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do recite, resight sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: recite, resight are homophones of the English language.
To repeat or utter aloud (something rehearsed or memorized), especially before an audience.
To relate in detail. See Synonyms at describe.
To list or enumerate.
To deliver a recitation.
To sight, to see, to look at again.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition, from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.
If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").