cite (v.) Old form(s): cyted , scite
urge, call on, arouse, summon
2H6 III.ii.281[King to Salisbury, of the commons] had I not been cited so by them, / Yet did I purpose as they do entreat
3H6 II.i.34[Edward to Richard, of seeing three suns] I think it cites us, brother, to the field
H8 IV.i.29[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman, of Katherine] She was often cited by them [the court of bishops]
PP.14.15[Pilgrim] the morning rise / Doth cite each moving sense from idle rest
TG II.iv.83[Duke to all, of welcoming Proteus well] For Valentine, I need not cite him to it
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