Translation of "cite" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /saɪt/ us 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.

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.

specialized law to officially name or mention someone or something in a law court, or to officially request someone to appear in a court of law

The lawyer cited two similar cases.
He has been cited as the co-respondent in the divorce case.

(Translation of “cite” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)