verb (used with object), cit·ed, cit·ing.
Origin of cite1
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
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.