C c


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

Definitions of cites word

  • abbreviation CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 3
  • verb with object cites to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority: He cited the Constitution in his defense. 1
  • verb with object cites to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited many instances of abuse of power. 1
  • verb with object cites to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court. 1
  • verb with object cites to call to mind; recall: citing my gratitude to him. 1
  • verb with object cites Military. to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in orders, as for gallantry. 1

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Origin of cites

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 Cites


cites 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".

cites usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cites

verb cites

  • notes — Lotus Notes
  • names — a word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known.
  • presents — being, existing, or occurring at this time or now; current: increasing respect for the present ruler of the small country.
  • advances — personal overtures made in an attempt to become friendly, gain a favour, etc
  • instances — a case or occurrence of anything: fresh instances of oppression.

Top questions with cites

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