An example of to cite is to remind someone of the bad weather when talking about a team losing a game.
An example of to cite is for a policeman to give someone a speeding ticket.
An example of to cite is the use a footnote to show the source of a quote.
Was cited by the police for jaywalking.
Cited several instances of insubordinate behavior.
The lower court cited to the Supreme Court decision issued last year.
Origin of cite
- Middle English citen to summon from Old French citer from Latin citāre keiə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition