Adjective "cited" definition and examples

(Cited may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Refer to (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work.
  1. 'he does not cite any source for this assertion'
  2. 'The exclusivity agreement, he said, simply requires ‘that anybody quoting any of the material needs to cite my book.’'
  3. 'To answer that question, I want to cite a passage from the election statement of our party.'
  4. 'For simplicity, only intermediate metabolites that are cited in the text are indicated.'
  5. 'Clinicians who recommend books to their clients cite evidence that such readings are effective adjuncts to therapy in many areas.'
  6. 'The passages usually cited to support this view are in his opinion largely metaphorical.'
  7. 'This book was cited most frequently by the leading authors.'
  8. 'In so doing, I shall cite many passages from his books in English translation.'
  9. 'In partial defense of the language police, citing permissive dictionaries to justify new usage is begging the question.'
  10. 'In addition, a second newspaper report has now emerged, which has never been cited in the literature.'
  11. 'The authors cite this finding as evidence that inflammation may play a role in the development of hypertension.'
  12. 'The most commonly cited reason for satisfaction was the availability of knowledgeable faculty in the area.'
  13. 'Audience participation has been cited as the most crucial factor in its success.'
  14. 'Besides, one should not be citing historical examples.'
  15. 'Aside from the limited facts I cited earlier, that remains far from the truth.'
  16. 'They cite approvingly the proliferation of anti-corporate lawsuits and pressure campaigns by community groups and trade unions.'
  17. 'The number which I cited earlier on is simply for illustrative purposes.'
  18. 'Work stress was the top health concern cited by the survey respondents.'
  19. 'Some reports also cite incidents of physical abuse.'
  20. 'The report also cites the fact that limited access to education continues for many into secondary and tertiary education.'
  21. 'The report also cited a similar incident in Shanghai.'
Praise (someone, typically a member of the armed forces) in an official report for a courageous act.
  1. 'He played him in the centre of defence and cited the converted striker as one of the reasons that his side did not concede.'
  2. 'The report also singled out the school's family support worker for praise and cited her work as an exemplar for other schools.'
Summon (someone) to appear in court.
  1. 'She was cited, promised to appear at a March 27 court hearing in Malibu and then released about 1: 00 am on January 27.'
  2. 'He was cited for contempt (later overturned) and his passport was lifted.'
  3. 'The firm has been cited for violations of the Clean Air Act.'


A citation.
  1. 'He just checked the cites and published the opinions unchanged.'
  2. 'Of these 24 cites, 14 were by Republicans and 10 by Democrats.'

More definitions

1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority: He cited the Constitution in his defense.

2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited many instances of abuse of power.

3. to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.

4. to call to mind; recall: citing my gratitude to him.

5. Military. to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in orders, as for gallantry.

6. to commend, as

More examples(as adjective)

"statements can be cited in things."

"people can be cited in/at/on todays."

"people can be cited as beeings."

"companies can be cited as lookings."

"banks can be cited to holdings."

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(cite)Late Middle English (in cite (sense 3 of the verb), originally with reference to a court of ecclesiastical law): from Old French citer, from Latin citare, from ciere, cire ‘to call’.