Synonyms and Antonyms of citation
1 a formal expression of praise <the citation for the Nobel Prize winner noted his major contributions to quantum theory> Synonyms accolade, encomium, commendation, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn, paean, panegyric, salutation, tributeRelated Words award, decoration, dedication, honor, prize; acclaim, acclamation, laudation; applause, plaudit(s); bravo, hallelujah, kudo; approval, cachet, compliment, recommendationNear Antonyms censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof; admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon
2 a formal recognition of an achievement or praiseworthy deed <a police officer who has received several citations for his work with troubled youths in the city> Synonyms acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), commendation, mentionRelated Words decoration, medal, ribbon; accolade, award, honor, kudo, prize, tribute; dedication
3 a passage referred to, repeated, or offered as an example <in your paper be sure to include citations to back up any points you make about the play> Synonyms quotation, quoteRelated Words allusion, reference; excerpt, extract; line, part, section; snippet
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