To cite is defined as to tell someone they must appear in court.(verb)
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.(verb)
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.(verb)
An example of to cite is to remind someone of the bad weather when talking about a team losing a game.
See cite in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME citen < OFr citer, to summon < L citare, to arouse, summon < ciere, to put into motion, rouse < IE base *kei- > Gr kinein, to move, OE hatan, to command
See cite in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb cit·ed, cit·ing, cites
Origin: Middle English citen, to summon
Origin: , from Old French citer
Origin: , from Latin citāre; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots.
Learn more about cite