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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahyt]
    • /saɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahyt]
    • /saɪt/

Definitions of citeable word

  • verb with object citeable to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority: He cited the Constitution in his defense. 1
  • verb with object citeable to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited many instances of abuse of power. 1
  • verb with object citeable to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court. 1
  • verb with object citeable to call to mind; recall: citing my gratitude to him. 1
  • verb with object citeable Military. to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in orders, as for gallantry. 1
  • verb with object citeable to commend, as for outstanding service, hard work, or devotion to duty. 1

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Origin of citeable

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin citāre to summon before a church court; in Latin, to hurry, set in motion, summon before a court, frequentative of ciēre to move, set in motion

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Parts of speech for Citeable


citeable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

citeable usage trend in Literature

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