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  1. cite
    IPA[sīt]
  2. verb

    • 1. quote (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work:

      authors who are highly regarded by their peers tend to be cited he does not cite any source for this assertion
      Synonym : quote, reproduce, refer to, make reference to, mention, allude to, adduce, instance, give as an example, point to, specify, name, bring up, advance, invoke, draw attention to
    • 2. mention as an example:

      medics have been cited as a key example of a modern breed of technical expert
      Synonym : refer to, make reference to, mention, allude to, adduce, instance, give as an example, point to, specify, name, bring up, advance, invoke, draw attention to
    • 3. refer to a former tried case as a guide to deciding a comparable case or in support of an argument.

    • 4. praise (someone, typically a member of the armed forces) for a courageous act in an official dispatch:

      he has been cited many times for his contributions in the intelligence area
      Synonym : commend, pay tribute to, praise, recognize, give recognition to
    • 5. summon (someone) to appear in a court of law:

      the summons cited four of the defendants
      Synonym : summon, summons, serve with a summons, subpoena, serve with a writ, call

    noun

    • 1. a citation.

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: cite, 3rd person present: cites, gerund or present participle: citing, past tense: cited, past participle: cited

    • verb

      refer to (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work:

      mention as an example:

    • noun

      a citation.
    • abbreviation

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
    • abbreviation

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
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