cite cite  /ˈsaɪt/


  1. (n) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  2. (v) make reference to
  3. (v) commend
  4. (v) refer to
  5. (v) repeat a passage from
  6. (v) refer to for illustration or proof
  7. (v) advance evidence for
  8. (v) call in an official matter, such as to attend court


  1. Intelligence officials cited potential harm to national security in a ruling requiring disclosure of information on Guantnamo detainees.
  2. The Obama administration declined to cite China as a country manipulating its currency to gain unfair trade advantages.


  1. Questions about the care of guard dogs

    Animal Care and Control to cite Broward K-9 Services 
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPTV West Palm Beach

  2. Tribal chairs endorse Weiland for U.S. Senate

    The tribes cite previous work in Indian Country and lifelong friendships that lead to early endorsement.  
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KOTA Rapid City

  3. Tehran's 'action man' mayor vies for Iran presidency

    By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - If you asked anyone in Tehran whether there was anyone running in Friday's presidential election able to make Iran a better place to live after years of crisis, they would probably cite their dynamic modernizing mayor, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. But Qalibaf's chances will hinge on whether his blend of conservatism and pragmatism can garner the trust of a clerical ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The American people are angry about executive compensation, and rightfully so," Paulson told the House Financial Services Committee. "Many of you cite this as a serious problem, and I agree. We must find a way to address this in legislation...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Rep. Ed Markey, chairman of a House Energy panel, said the plans "cite identical response capabilities and tout identical ineffective equipment."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Edward Markey Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. "I wouldn't cite that as sort of the bellwether, but things certainly are? moving in their favor," Clark said.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Bruce Clark Source:

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