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cite

cite

 
pronunciation:
saIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cited, cites, citing
definition 1: to refer to (a source) in writing or speaking.
If you take a quotation from a book, you have to cite your source.
synonyms:
invoke, mention, refer to
similar words:
adduce, advert, allude, indicate, note, quote
definition 2: to quote or refer to as proof or illustration.
His lawyer cited many cases where such a decision had been reached.
synonyms:
adduce, instance, quote
similar words:
circumstantiate, excerpt, exemplify, extract, invoke, mention, note, present, specify
definition 3: to compliment for praiseworthy action.
Two of the firefighters were cited for acts of extreme bravery.
synonyms:
commend, praise
similar words:
extol, honor, laud
definition 4: to point to, esp. as a reason for something; mention.
She cited unfair treatment as the reason for quitting.His divorce was cited as a factor in his suicide.
synonyms:
mention, name
similar words:
allude, indicate, specify
definition 5: to summon to appear in a court of law.
The restaurant was cited for serious health violations.
Homophone Note
The words cite, sight, and site all sound alike but have different meanings.
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The word cite contains the following part:
cit, -cite Latin root that means rouse, set in motion
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