Cite - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |saɪt|  American pronunciation of the word cite
Brit.  |saɪt|  British pronunciation of the word cite


- a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage (syn: acknowledgment, citation, credit, mention, quotation, reference)


- make reference to (syn: advert, mention, name, refer)
- commend(syn: mention)
- refer to (syn: reference)
- repeat a passage from (syn: quote)
- refer to for illustration or proof (syn: quote)
- advance evidence for (syn: abduce, adduce)
- call in an official matter, such as to attend court (syn: summon, summons)


The article cites several experts on the subject.

The museum had often been cited as an example of successful fund-raising.

He cited evidence suggesting she was in the area when the crime was committed.

She was cited for reckless driving.

After his death, the soldier was cited for bravery.

The judge cited a 1956 Supreme Court ruling in her decision.

Several factors have been cited as the cause of the unrest.

The passage cited above is from a Robert Frost poem.

Two managers had been cited for similar infractions.

Sue was cited in the divorce proceedings.

Garcia was cited for her work with disabled children.

he was cited for his outstanding achievements

It's insufficient to cite only one example.

It's irrelevant to cite such outdated evidence.

Please do not cite, quote, or distribute without the author's permission.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cite
he/she/it: cites
present participle: citing
past tense: cited
past participle: cited
singular: cite
plural: cites
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