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cite

verb [T]
 
 
/saɪt/ formal
EXAMPLE to mention something as an example or proof of something else: The doctor cited the case of a woman who had died after taking the drug.Quoting and making references
LAW US to order someone to go to court because they have done something wrong: [often passive] A local farmer was cited for breaking environmental standards.Court cases, orders and decisionsTaking legal action
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