cite

1 [sahyt]
verb (used with object), cited, citing.
1.
to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially 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.
Military. 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.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin citāre to summon before a church court; in Latin, to hurry, set in motion, summon before a court, frequentative of ciēre to move, set in motion

citable, citeable, adjective
citer, noun
noncitable, adjective
nonciteable, adjective
uncitable, adjective
unciteable, adjective
uncited, adjective
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cite

2 [sahyt]
noun
citation ( defs 7, 8 ).

Origin:
by shortening

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cite (saɪt)
 
vb
1.  to quote or refer to (a passage, book, or author) in substantiation as an authority, proof, or example
2.  to mention or commend (a soldier, etc) for outstanding bravery or meritorious action
3.  to summon to appear before a court of law
4.  to enumerate: he cited the king's virtues
 
[C15: from Old French citer to summon, from Latin citāre to rouse, from citus quick, from ciēre to excite]
 
'citable
 
adj
 
'citeable
 
adj
 
'citer
 
n

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Main Entry:  cite
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  citation
Usage:  shortened form
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Word Origin & History

cite
late 15c., from O.Fr. citer "to summon," from L. citare "to cause to move, arouse, summon, urge, call," freq. of ciere "to move, set in motion, stir, rouse, call, invite" from PIE base *kei- "to move to and fro" (cf. Skt. cyavate "stirs himself, goes;" Gk. kinein "to move," kinymai "move myself;" Goth.
haitan "call, be called;" O.E. hatan "command, call"). Sense of "calling forth a passage of writing" is first attested 1530s.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
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Example sentences
Historians who deplore the abundance of political generals sometimes cite an
  anecdote to mock the process.
Some cite this as evidence that t rex was a scavenger.
And they all have been hesitant to cite their degree on job applications.
The protesters cite potential adverse environmental effects on water and
  agriculture.
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