cite (n.)

  1. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; the students 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 , acknowledgment , credit , reference , mention , quotation ]

    cite (v.)

  1. make reference to; His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

    [ Syn: mention , advert , bring up , name , refer ]

  2. commend; he was cited for his outstanding achievements

    [ Syn: mention ]

  3. refer to; he referenced his colleagues work

    [ Syn: reference ]

  4. repeat a passage from; He quoted the Bible to her

    [ Syn: quote ]

  5. refer to for illustration or proof; He said he could quote several instances of this behavior

    [ Syn: quote ]

  6. advance evidence for

    [ Syn: adduce , abduce ]

  7. call in an official matter, such as to attend court

    [ Syn: summon , summons ]

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