definition of Citar by The Free Dictionary

cite

to quote; refer to as an example; commend; summon before a court of law

Not to be confused with:

sight – vision; a view; mental perception; prospect; something worth seeing
site – position; location; place; setting of an event

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cite

 (sīt)

v. cit·ed, cit·ing, cites

v.tr.

1.

a. To quote or refer to (a book or author, for example) as an authority or example in making an argument.

b. Law To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.

2. To mention or bring forward as support, illustration, or proof: cited several instances of insubordinate behavior.

3.

a. To commend officially for meritorious action in military service.

b. To honor formally.

4. To issue a notice of violation to: was cited by the police for jaywalking.

v.intr. Law

To make reference to a previous court decision. Often used with to: The lower court cited to the Supreme Court decision issued last year.

n. Informal

A citation or quotation.



cit′a·ble adj.

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cite

(saɪt)

vb (tr)

1. to quote or refer to (a passage, book, or author) in substantiation as an authority, proof, or example

2. (Military) to mention or commend (a soldier, etc) for outstanding bravery or meritorious action

3. (Law) to summon to appear before a court of law

4. to enumerate: he cited the king’s virtues.

[C15: from Old French citer to summon, from Latin citāre to rouse, from citus quick, from ciēre to excite]

ˈcitable, ˈciteable adj

ˈciter n

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cite1

(saɪt)

v.t. cit•ed, cit•ing.

1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), esp. as an authority.

2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited instances of abuse.

3. to summon to appear in court.

4. to call to mind; recall: citing my gratitude to her.

5. to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in official dispatches, as for gallantry.

6. to commend, as for outstanding service or devotion to duty.

7. to summon or call; rouse to action.

[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin citāre to summon before a church court; in Latin, to hurry, set in motion, summon before a court, frequentative of ciēre to move]

cit′a•ble, cite′a•ble, adj.

cit′er, n.

cite2

(saɪt)

n.

[by shortening]

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cite

Past participle: cited
Gerund: citing

Present
I cite
you cite
he/she/it cites
we cite
you cite
they cite
Preterite
I cited
you cited
he/she/it cited
we cited
you cited
they cited
Present Continuous
I am citing
you are citing
he/she/it is citing
we are citing
you are citing
they are citing
Present Perfect
I have cited
you have cited
he/she/it has cited
we have cited
you have cited
they have cited
Past Continuous
I was citing
you were citing
he/she/it was citing
we were citing
you were citing
they were citing
Past Perfect
I had cited
you had cited
he/she/it had cited
we had cited
you had cited
they had cited
Future
I will cite
you will cite
he/she/it will cite
we will cite
you will cite
they will cite
Future Perfect
I will have cited
you will have cited
he/she/it will have cited
we will have cited
you will have cited
they will have cited
Future Continuous
I will be citing
you will be citing
he/she/it will be citing
we will be citing
you will be citing
they will be citing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been citing
you have been citing
he/she/it has been citing
we have been citing
you have been citing
they have been citing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been citing
you will have been citing
he/she/it will have been citing
we will have been citing
you will have been citing
they will have been citing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been citing
you had been citing
he/she/it had been citing
we had been citing
you had been citing
they had been citing
Conditional
I would cite
you would cite
he/she/it would cite
we would cite
you would cite
they would cite
Past Conditional
I would have cited
you would have cited
he/she/it would have cited
we would have cited
you would have cited
they would have cited

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