1. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation, note, annotation, notation

usage: 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"


1. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer, think of, have in mind, mean

usage: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

2. mention, cite, notice, acknowledge

usage: commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

3. reference, cite, write, compose, pen, indite

usage: refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work"

4. quote, cite, repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell

usage: repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"

5. quote, cite, mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer

usage: refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

6. adduce, abduce, cite, testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show

usage: advance evidence for

7. summon, summons, cite, call, send for

usage: call in an official matter, such as to attend court

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