cite evidence meaning, cite evidence definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( cites    3rd person present)   ( citing    present participle)   ( cited    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you cite something, you quote it or mention it, especially as an example or proof of what you are saying.  
FORMAL   She cites a favourite poem by George Herbert...      V n  
I am merely citing his reaction as typical of British industry...      V n as adj/n  
Spain was cited as the most popular holiday destination.      V n as adj/n  
2       verb   To cite a person means to officially name them in a legal case. To cite a reason or cause means to state it as the official reason for your case.  
They cited Alex's refusal to return to the marital home...      V n  
Three admirals and a top Navy civilian will be cited for failing to act on reports of sexual assaults.      be V-ed for -ing  
3       verb   If someone is cited, they are officially ordered to appear before a court.  
  (AM, LEGAL)  
The judge ruled a mistrial and cited the prosecutors for outrageous misconduct.      V n  
in BRIT, use be summonsed     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

citadel, citizen, cistern, city

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
a willingness to believe in the absence of sufficient evidence, or contrary to the evidence.
this could cover all instances of use of the word 'faith'.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"


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