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

Definitions of citer word

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

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Origin of citer

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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citer 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".

citer usage trend in Literature

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