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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cite 
  v  1:  make  reference  to:  "His  name  was  mentioned  in  connection 
  with  the  invention"  [syn:  {mention},  {advert},  {bring  up}, 
  {name},  {refer}] 
  2:  cite,  as  for  an  outstanding  achievement  [syn:  {mention},  {acknowledge}] 
  3:  refer  to  [syn:  {reference}] 
  4:  repeat  a  passage  from  "He  quoted  the  Bible  to  her  [syn:  {quote}] 
  5:  advance  evidence  for  [syn:  {adduce},  {abduce}] 
  6:  call  in  an  official  matter,  such  as  to  attend  court  [syn:  {summon}, 
  {summons},  {call  for}] 




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