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Definition 1: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where cite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
  • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
  • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

Synonyms for cite in the sense of this definition

(cite is a kind of ...) a comment or instruction (usually added)

"his notes were appended at the end of the article" "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

(... is a kind of cite ) a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph

(... is a kind of cite ) a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work

Definition 2: make reference to - [verb of communication]

Samples where cite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Synonyms for cite in the sense of this definition

(cite is a kind of ...) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

(... is a kind of cite ) mention something unpleasant from the past

"Drag up old stories"

(... is a kind of cite ) put forward for consideration or discussion

"raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"

(... is a kind of cite ) refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them

(... is a kind of cite ) cite as an authority; resort to

"He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"

(... is a kind of cite ) refer to or discuss briefly

(... is a kind of cite ) refer to for illustration or proof

"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

(... is a kind of cite ) mention favorably, as in prayer

"remember me in your prayers"

(... is a kind of cite ) mention someone's name who just then appears

(... is a kind of cite ) mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

"Remember me to your wife"

(... is a kind of cite ) refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists

Definition 3: commend - [verb of communication]

Samples where cite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was cited for his outstanding achievements

Synonyms for cite in the sense of this definition

(cite is a kind of ...) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

"He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway" "She acknowledged his complement with a smile" "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"

Definition 4: repeat a passage from - [verb of communication]

Samples where cite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He quoted the Bible to her

Synonyms for cite in the sense of this definition

(cite is a kind of ...) to say, state, or perform again

"She kept reiterating her request"

(... is a kind of cite ) quote incorrectly

"He had misquoted the politician"

(cite has a similar meaning as ...) refer to for illustration or proof

"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

Definition 5: refer to for illustration or proof - [verb of communication]

Samples where cite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He said he could quote several instances of this behavior

Synonyms for cite in the sense of this definition

(cite is a kind of ...) make reference to

"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

(cite has a similar meaning as ...) repeat a passage from

"He quoted the Bible to her"

Definition 6: advance evidence for - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for cite in the sense of this definition

(cite is a kind of ...) provide evidence for

"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Definition 7: call in an official matter, such as to attend court - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for cite in the sense of this definition

(cite is a kind of ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

(... is a kind of cite ) summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title

(... is a kind of cite ) summon to court

Definition 8: refer to - [verb of creation]

Samples where cite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he referenced his colleagues' work

Synonyms for cite in the sense of this definition

(cite is a kind of ...) produce a literary work

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

(cite belongs to category ...) the act of creating written works

"writing was a form of therapy for him" "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

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