verb (used with object), cit·ed, cit·ing.
Origin of cite1
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Examples from the Web for cites
He cites an interview that a freed POW, Air Force Lt. Col. William Harrison, gave to The New York Times in 1953.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He cites the career of an erstwhile friend the film director M. Night Shyamalan.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Carson, who cites his lack of political experience as a strength, may not be equipped to play in such a strong GOP field.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew|Olivia Nuzzi|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She cites military tactics of isolating and compartmentalizing as a way to deal with the transition.
He cites the example of the Bubble Sisters, a four-piece girl group that made its debut in 2003.
Besides, the style which this father adopts is that of a historian who cites the actual words of his author.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It cites the familiar rhyme, and further describes the pranks that the hero played upon women.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes|Lina Eckenstein
He cites this example: Ulysses was wise, eloquent, cautious, and intrepid.The Magazine Style-Code|Leigh H. Irvine
Anderson cites the old constitutions as saying that he encouraged the Masons, and brought many over from France and elsewhere.The Symbolism of Freemasonry|Albert G. Mackey
Gesner cites both classical Greek and Latin works and contemporary bibliographies.A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies|Archer Taylor
Word Origin for cite
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.