cite

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Cite is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Plain form
cite

Third-person singular
cites

Past tense
cited

Past participle
cited

Present participle
citing

  1. If you cite people or facts, you write or talk about them to support your point or show where you got your information.
    Larkin (1979) cites cases of families who have moved out of regular homes into mobile homes or campers.
    Two thirds of the people cited unemployment as the `main issue'.
  2. If someone is cited by the police, they are ordered to appear before the court.
  3. You might cite who you got words, ideas, or information from. This would tell other people where to look to see those people did say it.
    He cites Deffenbacher (1985) as suggesting that many of the outcomes are negative.

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