Definitions for CITEsaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

citesaɪt(v.t.)cit•ed, cit•ing.

  1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), esp. as an authority.

  2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example:

    He cited instances of abuse.

  3. to summon to appear in court.

  4. to call to mind; recall:

    citing my gratitude to her.

  5. to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in official dispatches, as for gallantry.

    Category: Military

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

  7. to summon or call; rouse to action.

Origin of cite:

1400–50; late ME < LL citāre to summon before a church court; in L, to hurry, set in motion, summon before a court, freq. of ciēre to move



  1. Ref: citation (defs. 7, 8). 7 8

Origin of cite:

by shortening

Princeton's WordNet

  1. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation(verb)

    a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

    "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

  2. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer(verb)

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

  3. mention, cite(verb)


    "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

  4. reference, cite(verb)

    refer to

    "he referenced his colleagues' work"

  5. quote, cite(verb)

    repeat a passage from

    "He quoted the Bible to her"

  6. quote, cite(verb)

    refer to for illustration or proof

    "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

  7. adduce, abduce, cite(verb)

    advance evidence for

  8. summon, summons, cite(verb)

    call in an official matter, such as to attend court


  1. cite(Verb)

    To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.

  2. cite(Verb)

    To list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.

  3. cite(Verb)

    To summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court

  4. Origin: cité, from civitas

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cite(verb)

    to call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon

  2. Cite(verb)

    to urge; to enjoin

  3. Cite(verb)

    to quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another

  4. Cite(verb)

    to refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation

  5. Cite(verb)

    to bespeak; to indicate

  6. Cite(verb)

    to notify of a proceeding in court


  1. Cité

    Cité is a music album by Lenine.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CITE' in Verbs Frequency: #615

Anagrams of CITE

  1. EITC

  2. etic


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