Definition of "cite" [cite]

  • To quote as an authority or example. (verb-transitive)
  • To mention or bring forward as support, illustration, or proof: cited several instances of insubordinate behavior. (verb-transitive)
  • To commend officially for meritorious action in military service. (verb-transitive)
  • To honor formally. (verb-transitive)
  • To summon before a court of law. (verb-transitive)
  • To quote or refer to (a passage, book, or author) in substantiation as an authority, proof, or example (verb)

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  • To mention or commend (a soldier, etc) for outstanding bravery or meritorious action (verb)
  • To summon to appear before a court of law (verb)
  • To enumerate (verb)

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Use "cite" in a sentence
  • "You can cite multiple things in one \cite by separating them with a comma."
  • "I have no love for Raimando, but your cite is a smear on him."
  • "The case the court in Green quotes, but does not cite, is Hall v. De Cuir, 95 U.S."