Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cite

1 sense of cite

Sense 1
citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation -- (a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "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")
       => note, annotation, notation -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cite

7 senses of cite

Sense 1
mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer -- (make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention")
       => think of, have in mind, mean -- (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!")

Sense 2
mention, cite -- (commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements")
       => notice, acknowledge -- (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")

Sense 3
reference, cite -- (refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work")
       => write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")

Sense 4
quote, cite -- (repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her")
       => repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell -- (to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request")

Sense 5
quote, cite -- (refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior")
       => mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer -- (make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention")

Sense 6
adduce, abduce, cite -- (advance evidence for)
       => testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show -- (provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence")

Sense 7
summon, summons, cite -- (call in an official matter, such as to attend court)
       => call, send for -- (order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!")

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