Definition of 'cite'
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Will quit the show the next day citing personal reasons. The Sun (2016)One reason cited has been a reluctance to change from the average police officer. Computing (2010)He cites the example of a couple whose house in Kent is in a scenic hillside spot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Times report was cited as a reason for the movements. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The singer himself cited'personal reasons '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Successive drafts of some chapters of this book have increasingly cited his work. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)Some books are more cited than read. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They also asked them to cite the worst example of cheating they had witnessed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The court cited their time spent in prison and a possible change in the charges against them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)High fuel prices and airport charges were cited as reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Both cite documentary proof of sovereignty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)International conventions such as this one are increasingly cited in domestic court cases and the judges are taking them into account more readily. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Only 3 per cent of divorced men cited this reason. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is indeed striking, but not just for the reasons generally cited. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In most cases, a lack of beds was cited as the reason for closures. The Sun (2013)He cites the reasons that his generation of soldiers failed to gain support and the effects of this failure on him and his peers. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)If you can't afford it right now you can benefit from reading one of the books cited below. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)He cites the example of an assistant manager who decided to take care of his boss's exotic fish. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In both cases, the courts cited the 2005 regulation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If it takes action, the evidence would not stand up in court and anyone cited by name could reasonably be expected to contact their lawyers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Maybe for reasons I just cited. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So different as to be at odds with one another, these two books are often cited as two major works sitting in opposing schools of thought. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Financial pressure was the most commonly cited reason, with 55 per cent saying this was largely behind the move. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The OED cites examples from Chaucer onwards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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In Common Usage. cite is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'cite'
British English: cite VERB
If you cite something, you quote it or mention it, especially as an example or proof of what you are saying.
She cited several examples of messages that had affected her.
Definition of cite from the Collins English Dictionary
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