Pronunciation Verb

cite (cites, present participle citing; past and past participle cited)

  1. to quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
  2. to list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
  3. to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.
Related terms Noun

cite (plural cites)

  1. (informal) a citation
    We used the number of cites as a rough measure of the significance of each published paper.

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