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cite

  

      vb   tr  
1    to quote or refer to (a passage, book, or author) in substantiation as an authority, proof, or example  
2    to mention or commend (a soldier, etc.) for outstanding bravery or meritorious action  
3    to summon to appear before a court of law  
4    to enumerate  
he cited the king's virtues     
     (C15: from Old French citer to summon, from Latin citare to rouse, from citus quick, from ciere to excite)  
  citable, citeable      adj  
  citer      n  
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cite

  
1    adduce, advance, allude to, enumerate, evidence, extract, mention, name, quote, specify  
2      (Law)   call, subpoena, summon  

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