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cite

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1  —as in:
cited from the President's speech
Definition to mention something or quote someone (to make a point)
  • She cited census statistics to prove her point.
cited = quoted
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She cited two Supreme Court cases that support her argument.
  • cited = listed
  • She cited Polonius' advice to his son from Shakespeare's Hamlet: "Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice."
  • cited = quoted
  • She cited the EPA report to make her point.
  • cited = quoted
  • Sources are cited in the endnotes.
  • cited = listed
  • The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • cite = quote
  • The citation goes on to say that the best time to dig wild potatoes "is in the spring as soon as the ground thaws...."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • citation = quotation (information written on that topic)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • And 'The Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.'
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • cite = quote
  • "One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments," said the Assistant Predestinator citing a piece of homely hypnopaedic wisdom.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • citing = quoting
  • He elaborated without encouragement, citing the advantages of Devon's physical hardening program and of a high school diploma when he did in good time reach basic training.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
citing = mentioning (things to make a point)

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2  —as in:
cited for valor
Definition officially praise for something
  • She was cited for valor in Iraq.
cited = officially praised
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She was cited for her outstanding achievements at the school.
  • cited = officially praised
  • If I was head of the class on Graduation Day and made a speech and won the Ne Plus Ultra Scholastic Achievement Citation, then we would both have come out on top, we would be even, that was all.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
citation = public commendation (statement of praise)
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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3  —as in:
cited for speeding
Definition to officially mention someone in a legal matter - especially to charge someone with breaking the law or to demand they appear in court
  • She was cited for speeding.
cited = charged (with breaking the law)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Should you fail to appear at a probation meeting, you may be cited to appear before a Judge to explain your absence.
  • cited = to charge someone with breaking the law or to demand they appear in court
  • Of course, thinks Connor, it could backfire on them, and the cops could cite them for jaywalking.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • cite = charge (with breaking the law)
  • Or be cited for contempt of this court.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
cited = charged (with breaking the law)

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