Meaning of CITE in English


cite 1

— citable, citeable , adj. — citer , n.

/suyt/ , v.t., cited, citing .

1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), esp. as an authority: He cited the Constitution in his defense.

2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited many instances of abuse of power.

3. to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.

4. to call to mind; recall: citing my gratitude to him.

5. Mil. to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in orders, as for gallantry.

6. to commend, as for outstanding service, hard work, or devotion to duty.

7. to summon or call; rouse to action.

[ 1400-50; late ME citare to summon before a church court; in L, to hurry, set in motion, summon before a court, freq. of ciere to move, set in motion ]

cite 2

/suyt/ , n.

citation (defs. 7, 8).

[ by shortening ]

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