verb (used with object), cit·ed, cit·ing.
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Origin of cite1
historical usage of cite
Citāre is a frequentative verb from the simple verb ciēre “to move, call, rouse, excite, provoke (disturbances, war), call upon.” Ciēre derives from a variant stem of the Proto-Indo-European root kēi- “to set in motion, be in motion.” The Greek verb kíein “to start moving” (used only in poetry) is from the same variant.
Kī-n, another (suffixed) variant of kēi-, is the root of the Greek verb kineîn “to move, shake, drive, drive away,” with the derivative nouns kínēsis and kínēma. In English, kinesis is a term used in physiology for the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus, such as light; the English noun cinema is an expensive word for movie or movies or the movies.
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Example sentences from the Web for cite
One reason committing fraud is easier in the pandemic—in fact the main reason cited by ACFE members—has nothing to do with technology.The pandemic may be the greatest environment for business fraud in decades|Geoffrey Colvin|November 12, 2020|Fortune
Those that did allege problems with the ballots cited concerns only with a handful of votes.Pressure mounts on state Republicans as lawsuits challenging election results founder|Elise Viebeck, Tom Hamburger, Jon Swaine, Emma Brown|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Kera Tyler, a spokeswoman for the CFSA, said she could not comment on interactions with the family, citing District and federal confidentiality laws.After mother, partner are charged in toddler’s death, D.C. police say siblings were also abused|Peter Hermann|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
The investigation cited Luhnow’s replies to emails as proof that he should have known about the activities of his staff and players, but Luhnow said he replied without reading them in their entirety.Jeff Luhnow, fired as GM after sign-stealing scandal, sues Astros for $22 million|Cindy Boren|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
She cited Lerer Hippeau’s recent investment in Corro, a marketplace for equine supplies and equipment as one such example.Vertical marketplaces are the next hot investment area as DTC brands look for more places to sell online|Anna Hensel|November 6, 2020|Digiday
Citer un pareil trait c'est assez dire pour le Guerrier qu'il honore et distingue.