Meaning of CITE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsīt ]

transitive verb

( 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 ciēre 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


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 ˈsī-tə-bəl adjective

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