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To cite

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to cite: to quote, to name, to mention, to allude to, to specify
Please cite your references by writing them at the bottom.
In her paper she cited a hundred different authors.

a citation: a quotation, a reference, a passage, an excerpt; a call to court
This citation comes from the third act of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
He was issued a citation for parking in the handicapped zone. He must now appear in court in 14 days.

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