Variant of cite
- to summon to appear before a court of law
- to quote (a passage, book, speech, writer, etc.)
- to refer to or mention as by way of example, proof, or precedent
- ☆ to mention in a citation (sense )
- Archaic to stir to action; arouse
Origin: Middle English citen ; from Old French citer, to summon ; from Classical Latin citare, to arouse, summon ; from ciere, to put into motion, rouse ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kei- from source Classical Greek kinein, to move, Old English hatan, to command
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