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NOUN (1)

1. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage;
- Example: "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"
- Example: "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"
- Example: "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
[syn: citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation]


VERB (7)

1. make reference to;
- Example: "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
[syn: mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer]

2. commend;
- Example: "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
[syn: mention, cite]

3. refer to;
- Example: "he referenced his colleagues' work"
[syn: reference, cite]

4. repeat a passage from;
- Example: "He quoted the Bible to her"
[syn: quote, cite]

5. refer to for illustration or proof;
- Example: "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
[syn: quote, cite]

6. advance evidence for;
[syn: adduce, abduce, cite]

7. call in an official matter, such as to attend court;
[syn: summon, summons, cite]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cite \Cite\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cited; p. pr. & vb. n. Citing] [F. citer, fr. L. citare, intens. of cire, ci[=e]re, to put in motion, to excite; akin to Gr.? to go, Skr. ? to sharpen.] 1. To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon. [1913 Webster] The cited dead, Of all past ages, to the general doom Shall hasten. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Cited by finger of God. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. To urge; to enjoin. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another. [1913 Webster] The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation. [1913 Webster] The imperfections which you have cited. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To bespeak; to indicate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Aged honor cites a virtuous youth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. (Law) To notify of a proceeding in court. --Abbot Syn: To quote; mention, name; refer to; adduce; select; call; summon. See Quote. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cite n 1: 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" [syn: citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation] v 1: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention" [syn: mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer] 2: commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements" [syn: mention, cite] 3: refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work" [syn: reference, cite] 4: repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her" [syn: quote, cite] 5: refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior" [syn: quote, cite] 6: advance evidence for [syn: adduce, abduce, cite] 7: call in an official matter, such as to attend court [syn: summon, summons, cite]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

133 Moby Thesaurus words for "cite": accuse, address to, adduce, advance, allege, allude to, anatomize, arraign, article, atomize, bid come, book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to attention, bring to book, bring to notice, call, call attention to, call away, call back, call for, call forth, call in, call out, call to mind, call together, call up, charge, circumstantiate, cite a particular, complain, conjure, conjure up, convene, convoke, count, crown, crown with laurel, decorate, demand, demonstrate, denounce, denunciate, descend to particulars, detail, direct attention to, direct to, do honor, document, enter into detail, enumerate, evoke, example, exemplify, fasten on, fasten upon, finger, focus on, give a for-instance, give full particulars, hang something on, honor, illustrate, impeach, imply, impute, indent, indict, inform against, inform on, insinuate, instance, invoke, itemize, lay, lay charges, lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, mention, mind, muster, muster up, name, number, offer, order up, page, particularize, pay regard to, pay tribute, pick out, pin on, point at, point out, point to, praise, preconize, prefer charges, present, press charges, put on report, quote, recall, recollect, refer to, remind, reminisce, render honor to, report, reproach, requisition, retain, retrospect, revive, send after, send for, serve, specify, spell out, subpoena, substantiate, summon, summon forth, summon up, summons, take to task, task, taunt with, tax, tell, touch on, twit