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English definition of “cite”

cite

verb [T]
 
 
/saɪt/
to mention something because it proves an idea, explains why something happened, or is an example of what you mean: Johnson resigned from the board after just six months, citing "differences of opinion".be cited as sth Effective marketing and low cost were cited as the main reasons for the recent increase in sales.
(Definition of cite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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