"cites" in the noun sense
1. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation
a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
"the student's essay failed to list several important citations"
"the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"
"the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
"cites" in the verb sense
1. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer
make reference to
"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
2. mention, cite
"he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
3. reference, cite
"he referenced his colleagues' work"
4. quote, cite
repeat a passage from
"He quoted the Bible to her"
5. quote, cite
refer to for illustration or proof
"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
6. adduce, abduce, cite
advance evidence for
7. summon, summons, cite
call in an official matter, such as to attend court
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