Meaning of CITE in English

CITE

[cite] vt cit.ed ; cit.ing [MF citer to cite, summon, fr. L citare to put in motion, rouse, summon, fr. freq. of ciere to stir, move--more at -kinesis] (15c) 1: to call upon officially or authoritatively to appear (as before a court)

2: to quote by way of example, authority, or proof 3 a: to refer to; esp: to mention formally in commendation or praise b: to name in a citation

4: to bring forward or call to another's attention esp. as an example, proof, or precedent syn see summon -- cit.able adj

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