Meaning of CITE in English
(GIVE EXAMPLE) [verb] [T] [formal] - to mention (something) as proof for a theory or as a reason why something has happened, or to speak or write (words taken from a written work)She cited three reasons why people get into debt.The company cited a 12% decline in new orders as evidence that overall demand for its products was falling.A breakdown in law enforcement in the inner cities is frequently cited as a factor for the increase in crime.He cited a passage from the Koran to support his argument.In the article, she cites T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012