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cite

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cite

  1. 1 to give as an example cited several experts' opinions to back up her argument Synonyms of cite adduce, quote, instance, mentionWords Related to cite exemplify, represent; advert (to), illustrate, instance, name, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon); bear out, corroborate, document, substantiate, validate; reference, source

  2. 2 to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically cited a number of similar instances of people surviving plane crashes Synonyms of cite advert (to), mention, drop, instance, name, note, notice, quote, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon)Words Related to cite allude (to), hint (at), imply, indicate, infer, intend, intimate, suggest; point (out), signal, signify; denominate, designate; indicate; bring up, broach, interject, interpolate, interpose, introduce; infiltrate, insinuate, worm; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce, publicize, publish, sound; clarify, clear (up), elucidate, explain, explicate, spell outNear Antonyms of cite disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight

Synonym Discussion of cite

summon, call, cite, convoke, convene, muster mean to demand the presence of. summon implies the exercise of authority.
    • was summoned to answer charges
call may be used less formally for summon.
    • called the legislature into special session
cite implies a summoning to court usually to answer a charge.
    • cited for drunken driving
convoke implies a summons to assemble for deliberative or legislative purposes.
    • convoked a Vatican council
convene is somewhat less formal than convoke.
    • convened the students
muster suggests a calling up of a number of things that form a group in order that they may be exhibited, displayed, or utilized as a whole.
    • mustered the troops

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