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CITE, verb transitive

1. To call upon officially, or authoritatively; to summon; to give legal or official notice, as to a defendant to appear in court, to answer or defend.

2. To enjoin; to direct; to summon; to order or urge.

3. To quote; to name or repeat, as a passage or the words of another, either from a book or from verbal communication; as, to cite a passage from scripture, or to cite the very words a man utters.

4. To call or name, in support, proof or confirmation; as, to cite an authority to prove a point in law.