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English definition of “cite”

cite

verb [T] (GIVE EXAMPLE)    /saɪt/ formal
to mention something as proof for a theory or as a reason why something has happened: She cited three reasons why people get into debt. The company cited a 13 percent decline in new orders as evidence that overall demand for its products was falling.Quoting and making references to speak or write words taken from a particular writer or written work: She cites both T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf in her article.Quoting and making references
(Definition of cite verb (GIVE EXAMPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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