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Definition of "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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."