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verb (used with object), cit·ed, cit·ing.
  1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority: He cited the Constitution in his defense.
  2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited many instances of abuse of power.
  3. to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.
  4. to call to mind; recall: citing my gratitude to him.
  5. Military. to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in orders, as for gallantry.
  6. to commend, as for outstanding service, hard work, or devotion to duty.
  7. to summon or call; rouse to action.

Origin of cite1

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin citāre to summon before a church court; in Latin, to hurry, set in motion, summon before a court, frequentative of ciēre to move, set in motion
Related formscit·a·ble, cite·a·ble, adjectivecit·er, nounnon·cit·a·ble, adjectivenon·cite·a·ble, adjectiveun·cit·a·ble, adjectiveun·cite·a·ble, adjectiveun·cit·ed, adjective
Can be confusedcite sight site
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  • Knox mentions the fact, which is also recorded in letters from the English ambassador, uncited by Mr. Child.

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British Dictionary definitions for uncited

cite

verb (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 enumeratehe cited the king's virtues
Derived Formscitable or citeable, adjectiveciter, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Old French citer to summon, from Latin citāre to rouse, from citus quick, from ciēre to excite
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Word Origin and History for uncited

cite

v.

mid-15c., "to summon," from Old French citer "to summon" (14c.), from Latin citare "to summon, urge, call; put in sudden motion, call forward; rouse, excite," frequentative of ciere "to move, set in motion, stir, rouse, call, invite" from PIE root *keie- "to set in motion, to move to and fro" (cf. Sanskrit cyavate "stirs himself, goes;" Greek kinein "to move, set in motion; change, stir up," kinymai "move myself;" Gothic haitan "call, be called;" Old English hatan "command, call"). Sense of "calling forth a passage of writing" is first attested 1530s. Related: Cited; citing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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