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Multiple Meanings
cite — as in:  references cited in the endnotes

Sources are cited in the endnotes.
to mention a source of information — usually as proof or an example that supports an idea
cite — 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)
cite — as in:  cited for valor

She was cited for valor in Iraq.
commend or praise publicly — especially someone in the military
cite — 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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