Meaning of cite

  1. refer to (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work.
    authors who are highly regarded by their peers tend to be cited
    he does not cite any source for this assertion
  2. praise (someone, typically a member of the armed forces) in an official report for a courageous act.
    he has been cited many times for his contributions in the intelligence area
  3. summon (someone) to appear in court.
    the writ cited only four of the signatories of the petition


a citation.

late Middle English (in cite (sense 3 of the verb), originally with reference to a court of ecclesiastical law): from Old French citer, from Latin citare, from ciere, cire ‘to call’.

Information about cite

Hyphenation of cite


  • It consists of 1 syllables and 4 chars.
  • cite is a word monosyllabic because it has one syllable

cite synonyms

Meaning citation:

citation, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation

Meaning mention:

mention, advert, name, refer

Meaning reference:


Meaning quote:


Meaning adduce:

adduce, abduce

Meaning summon:

summon, summons

Meaning produce a copy of:


Meaning cite (a fact, case, etc.) as an example:


Meaning identify clearly and definitely:


Meaning move forwards in a purposeful way:


Meaning cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument:


Meaning praise formally or officially:


Meaning express warm approval or admiration of:


Meaning identify (someone or something) from having encountered them before; know again:


Meaning summon (someone) with a subpoena:


Meaning give (a baby or animal) a specified name:


Translation of cite

Anagrams of cite

Ceti, ceti, etic, Tice, tice

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