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cite -- as in: references cited in the endnotes
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as in: references cited in the endnotes Define
to mention a source of information -- usually as proof or an example that supports an idea
  • Sources are cited in the endnotes.
  • She cited two Supreme Court cases that support her argument.
  • One report cited in Buchanan’s book warned that sickly immigrants "would endanger children in school and at the movies, anyone standing in range of a rogue cough or sneeze, or patrons of fast-food restaurants whose food might be prepared by an ’invader.’"
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • When asked to explain his decision, the president cited the United Kingdom’s role in the UN’s economic sanctions against the United States.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds

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  • Soccer team rosters, citations at the end of journals, introductions at faculty meetings—always they seem to her some vestige of the prison lists that never contained her father’s name.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Wilkinson cited his desire to enlist but noted that an "immigration technicality" had derailed both his education and military career.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Marie-Laure LeBlanc manages a small laboratory at the Museum of Natural History in Paris and has contributed in significant ways to the study and literature of mollusks: a monograph on the evolutionary rationale for the folds in West African cancellate nutmeg shells; an often-cited paper on the sexual dimorphism of Caribbean volutes.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
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as in: references cited in the endnotes Define
to mention a source of information -- usually as proof or an example that supports an idea
as in: cited from the President's speech Define
to quote someone (to make a point)
as in: cited for valor Define
commend or praise publicly -- especially someone in the military
as in: cited for speeding Define
to officially mention someone in a legal matter - especially to charge someone with breaking the law or to demand they appear in court
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