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cite

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Definition of cite

Etymology

    From French citer, from Latin citare (“to cause to move, excite, summon”), frequentive of ci"re (“to rouse, excite, call”).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: sīt, IPA: /saɪt/, SAMPA: /saIt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪt
  • Homophones: sight, site

Verb

cite (third-person singular simple present cites, present participle citing, simple past and past participle cited)

  1. To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
  2. To list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
  3. To summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court

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