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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cite /ˈsaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection
           with the invention" [syn: mention, advert, bring up,
            name, refer]
      2: commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
         [syn: mention]
      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,