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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Cite \Cite\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cited; p. pr. & vb. n.
Citing] [F. citer, fr. L. citare, intens. of cire,
ci[=e]re, to put in motion, to excite; akin to Gr.? to go,
Skr. ? to sharpen.]
1. To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as
before a court; to summon.
The cited dead,
Of all past ages, to the general doom
Shall hasten. --Milton.
Cited by finger of God. --De Quincey.
2. To urge; to enjoin. [R.] --Shak.
3. To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the
words of another.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
4. To refer to or specify, as for support, proof,
illustration, or confirmation.
The imperfections which you have cited. --Shak.
5. To bespeak; to indicate. [Obs.]
Aged honor cites a virtuous youth. --Shak.
6. (Law) To notify of a proceeding in court. --Abbot
Syn: To quote; mention, name; refer to; adduce; select; call;
summon. See Quote.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a
quoted passage; "the student's 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,
cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention,
v 1: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection
with the invention" [syn: mention, advert, bring up,
cite, name, refer]
2: commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
[syn: mention, cite]
3: refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work" [syn:
4: repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her" [syn:
5: refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote
several instances of this behavior" [syn: quote, cite]
6: advance evidence for [syn: adduce, abduce, cite]
7: call in an official matter, such as to attend court [syn:
summon, summons, cite]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
133 Moby Thesaurus words for "cite":
accuse, address to, adduce, advance, allege, allude to, anatomize,
arraign, article, atomize, bid come, book, bring accusation,
bring charges, bring to attention, bring to book, bring to notice,
call, call attention to, call away, call back, call for,
call forth, call in, call out, call to mind, call together,
call up, charge, circumstantiate, cite a particular, complain,
conjure, conjure up, convene, convoke, count, crown,
crown with laurel, decorate, demand, demonstrate, denounce,
denunciate, descend to particulars, detail, direct attention to,
direct to, do honor, document, enter into detail, enumerate, evoke,
example, exemplify, fasten on, fasten upon, finger, focus on,
give a for-instance, give full particulars, hang something on,
honor, illustrate, impeach, imply, impute, indent, indict,
inform against, inform on, insinuate, instance, invoke, itemize,
lay, lay charges, lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, mention, mind,
muster, muster up, name, number, offer, order up, page,
particularize, pay regard to, pay tribute, pick out, pin on,
point at, point out, point to, praise, preconize, prefer charges,
present, press charges, put on report, quote, recall, recollect,
refer to, remind, reminisce, render honor to, report, reproach,
requisition, retain, retrospect, revive, send after, send for,
serve, specify, spell out, subpoena, substantiate, summon,
summon forth, summon up, summons, take to task, task, taunt with,
tax, tell, touch on, twit
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