verb (used with object), cit·ed, cit·ing.
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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.
Examples from the Web for citing
Earlier in the year, TMZ alleged, citing a police report, that a hotel room spat between the two left Nicki with a busted lip.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The alleged plan was first reported in the British publication Express, citing anonymous security sources.
When the day of the meeting came, Jenkins showed up, but Rahall did not, and sent his campaign manager, citing a “conflict”.
The agency did not answer questions about whether either happened with Spinal Solutions, citing an ongoing investigation.
(PDF) Once in office, however, Carter reneged on this promise, citing simply “defense implications.”
But what shall we say when we find Mr. Gladstone citing the Latin thalamus in support of this antiquated theory?Myths and Myth-Makers|John Fiske
Skeat explains this form as fallen with an excrescent d, due to Scandinavian influence, citing also Bk.
Skeat has a note on this word explaining renk as a rank of fighting men, and citing the plur.
I had a beard when thou was brought forth, remonstrated the old man, citing the national law.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, January 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
What I am trying to do is to prove, by citing history, that a supernatural order and a merely human state can not pull together.The Church In Politics--Americans Beware!|M. M. Mangasarian