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as in:  cited from the President’s speech


She cited Polonius’ advice to his son from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: "Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice."
  to quote someone (to make a point)
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cite cited cites citing citable
Notes:
Note that citation is commonly used as the noun form of this verb.

Cite has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • She cited Polonius’ advice to his son from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: "Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice."
  • The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • In particular he cited the Treaty’s provision permitting America’s armed vessels to cruise in search of suspected slavers.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
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Associated words [difficulty]:   cite [4] , recite [1] , recital [2]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Law, Philosophy, History, Public Policy & Politics
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