Pronunciation: (sīt),[key] —v.t.,cit•ed, cit•ing. 1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), esp. as an authority: He cited the Constitution in his defense. 2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He citedmany 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. Mil.to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in orders, as for gallantry.
6. to commend, as for outstanding service, hard work, or devotion to duty.
7. to summon or call; rouse to action.