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CITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cite mean? 

CITE (noun)
  The noun CITE has 1 sense:

1. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

  Familiarity information: CITE used as a noun is very rare.


CITE (verb)
  The verb CITE has 7 senses:

1. make reference to
2. commend
3. refer to
4. repeat a passage from
5. refer to for illustration or proof
6. advance evidence for
7. call in an official matter, such as to attend court

  Familiarity information: CITE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CITE (noun)


Sense 1cite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cite; quotation; acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("cite" is a kind of...):

annotation; notation; note (a comment or instruction (usually added))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cite"):

photo credit (a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph)

cross-index; cross-reference (a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work)


CITE (verb)


Sense 1cite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make reference to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

refer; cite; mention; advert; name; bring up

Context example:

His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Hypernyms (to "cite" is one way to...):

have in mind; mean; think of (intend to refer to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cite"):

drag up; dredge up (mention something unpleasant from the past)

bring up; raise (put forward for consideration or discussion)

namedrop (refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them)

appeal; invoke (cite as an authority; resort to)

touch on (refer to or discuss briefly)

cite; quote (refer to for illustration or proof)

remember (mention favourably, as in prayer)

speak of the devil (mention someone's name who just then appears)

commend; remember (mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship)

cross-refer (refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2cite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commend

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

cite; mention

Context example:

he was cited for his outstanding achievements

Hypernyms (to "cite" is one way to...):

acknowledge; notice (express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue cite the movie


Sense 3cite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refer to

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

reference; cite

Context example:

he referenced his colleagues' work

Hypernyms (to "cite" is one way to...):

compose; indite; pen; write (produce a literary work)

Domain category:

authorship; composition; penning; writing (the act of creating written works)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4cite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Repeat a passage from

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

quote; cite

Context example:

He quoted the Bible to her

Hypernyms (to "cite" is one way to...):

ingeminate; iterate; reiterate; repeat; restate; retell (to say, state, or perform again)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cite"):

misquote (quote incorrectly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

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


Sense 5cite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refer to for illustration or proof

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

quote; cite

Context example:

He said he could quote several instances of this behavior

Hypernyms (to "cite" is one way to...):

advert; bring up; cite; mention; name; refer (make reference to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 6cite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Advance evidence for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

abduce; adduce; cite

Hypernyms (to "cite" is one way to...):

bear witness; evidence; prove; show; testify (provide evidence for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7cite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Call in an official matter, such as to attend court

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

summon; summons; cite

Hypernyms (to "cite" is one way to...):

call; send for (order, request, or command to come)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cite"):

vouch (summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title)

vouch in (summon into court to defend a lawsuit against another and to be made liable to pay any judgment secured for the plaintiff)

demand (summon to court)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


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