Meaning of CITE in English



Pronunciation: ' s ī t

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: cit · ed ; cit · ing

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French citer to cite, summon, from Latin citare to put in motion, rouse, summon, from frequentative of ci ē re to stir, move ― more at -KINESIS

Date: 15th century

1 : to call upon officially or authoritatively to appear (as before a court)

2 : to quote by way of example, authority, or proof < cite s several noteworthy authors>

3 a : to refer to especially : to mention formally in commendation or praise b : to name in a citation

4 : to bring forward or call to another's attention especially as an example, proof, or precedent < cite d the weather as a reason for canceling the picnic>

synonyms see SUMMON

– cit · able \ ' s ī -t ə -b ə l \ adjective

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