Meaning of CITE in English
/ saɪt; NAmE / verb [ vn ] ( formal )
cite sth (as sth) to mention sth as a reason or an example, or in order to support what you are saying :
He cited his heavy workload as the reason for his breakdown.
➡ note at mention
to speak or write the exact words from a book, an author, etc.
( law ) to order sb to appear in court; to name sb officially in a legal case :
She was cited in the divorce proceedings.
cite sb (for sth) to mention sb officially or publicly because they deserve special praise :
He was cited for bravery.
late Middle English (in sense 3, originally with reference to a court of ecclesiastical law): from Old French citer , from Latin citare , from ciere , cire to call.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005