Cite v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cited; p. pr. & vb. n. Citing]
1. To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon.
The cited dead,
Of all past ages, to the general doom
Shall hasten. --Milton.
Cited by finger of God. --De Quincey.
2. To urge; to enjoin. [R.]
3. To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. --Shak.
4. To refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation.
The imperfections which you have cited. --Shak.
5. To bespeak; to indicate. [Obs.]
Aged honor cites a virtuous youth. --Shak.
6. Law To notify of a proceeding in court.
Syn: -- To quote; mention, name; refer to; adduce; select; call; summon. See Quote.
v 1: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection
with the invention" [syn: mention, advert, bring up,
2: commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
3: refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work" [syn: reference]
4: repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her" [syn: quote]
5: refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote
several instances of this behavior" [syn: quote]
6: advance evidence for [syn: adduce, abduce]
7: call in an official matter, such as to attend court [syn: summon,