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citation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of citation

  1. 1 a formal expression of praise the citation for the Nobel Prize winner noted his major contributions to quantum theory Synonyms of citation accolade, encomium, commendation, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn, paean, panegyric, salutation, tributeWords Related to citation award, decoration, dedication, honor, prize; acclaim, acclamation, laudation; applause, plaudit(s); bravo, hallelujah, kudo; approval, cachet, compliment, recommendationNear Antonyms of citation censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof; admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon

  2. 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 of citation acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), commendation, mentionWords Related to citation decoration, medal, ribbon; accolade, award, honor, kudo, prize, tribute; dedication

  3. 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 of citation quotation, quoteWords Related to citation allusion, reference; excerpt, extract; line, part, section; snippet

Synonym Discussion of citation

encomium, eulogy, panegyric, tribute, citation mean a formal expression of praise. encomium implies enthusiasm and warmth in praising a person or a thing.
    • received encomiums from literary critics
eulogy applies to a prepared speech or writing extolling the virtues and services of a person.
    • delivered the eulogy at the funeral service
panegyric suggests an elaborate often poetic compliment.
    • her lyrical memoir was a panegyric to her mentor
tribute implies deeply felt praise conveyed either through words or through a significant act.
    • the concert was a musical tribute to the early jazz masters
citation applies to the formal praise of a person offered in a military dispatch or in awarding an honorary degree.
    • earned a citation for bravery


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