- To cite is defined as to tell someone they must appear in court.
An example of to cite is for a policeman to give someone a speeding ticket.
- The definition of cite is to show your source of information.
An example of to cite is the use a footnote to show the source of a quote.
- To cite means to bring someone’s attention to a fact when making a point or giving an example.
An example of to cite is to remind someone of the bad weather when talking about a team losing a game.
A person being cited with a speeding ticket.
cite definition by Webster's New World
- 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
cite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb cit·ed, cit·ing, cites
- To quote as an authority or example.
- To mention or bring forward as support, illustration, or proof: cited several instances of insubordinate behavior.
- a. To commend officially for meritorious action in military service.b. To honor formally.
- To summon before a court of law.
Origin: Middle English citen, to summon, from Old French citer, from Latin citāre; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots.
- citˈa·ble adjective
cite - Legal Definition