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as in:  cited for speeding

She was cited for speeding.
  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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cite cited cites citing citable
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 was cited for speeding.
  • Should you fail to appear at a probation meeting, you may be cited to appear before a Judge to explain your absence.
  • Or be cited for contempt of this court.
    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:   Philosophy, History, Public Policy & Politics
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