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.


  • "Inuits cited practical reasons such as transportation;"
  • "Another claim Smithson makes is that stress can be a good thing for pregnant women and their babies, citing "faster nerve transmission and perhaps even a greater brain development" in babies whose mothers had been subjected to moderate stress in mid-to-late pregnancy."
  • "We were cited in a few local newspapers for our participation in recycling and tree-planting programs."
  • "It then became infected after he refused medical attention, citing his lifelong contempt for modern medicine."
  • "The American government cited increasing consumer demand and a stagnant economy as reasons for the unexpected decision."

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