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English noun: cite

1. cite (communication) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsacknowledgment, citation, credit, mention, quotation, reference


Broader (hypernym)annotation, notation, note


Narrower (hyponym)cross-index, cross-reference, photo credit


English verb: cite

1. cite (communication) make reference to


SamplesHis name was mentioned in connection with the invention.


Synonymsadvert, bring up, mention, name, refer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have in mind, mean, think of


Narrower (hyponym)appeal, bring up, cite, commend, cross-refer, drag up, dredge up, invoke, namedrop, quote, raise, remember, remember, speak of the devil, touch on

2. cite (communication) commend


SamplesHe was cited for his outstanding achievements.


ExamplesSam and Sue cite the movie


Synonymsmention


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
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Broader (hypernym)acknowledge, notice

3. cite (creation) refer to


SamplesHe referenced his colleagues' work.


Synonymsreference


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

4. cite (communication) repeat a passage from


SamplesHe quoted the Bible to her.


ExamplesThe parents cite a French poem to the children, The parents cite the children a French poem


Synonymsquote


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell


Narrower (hyponym)misquote


Verb groupcite, quote

5. cite (communication) refer to for illustration or proof


SamplesHe said he could quote several instances of this behavior.


Synonymsquote


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
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Broader (hypernym)advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer


Verb groupcite, quote

6. cite (communication) advance evidence for


Synonymsabduce, adduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear witness, evidence, prove, show, testify

7. cite (communication) call in an official matter, such as to attend court


Synonymssummon, summons


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)call, send for


Narrower (hyponym)demand, vouch









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