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Cite vs. Lite — What's the Difference?

Cite vs. Lite — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Cite and Lite

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Cite

Refer to (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work
Authors who are highly regarded by their peers tend to be cited
He does not cite any source for this assertion

Lite

Denoting a low-fat or low-sugar version of a manufactured food or drink product
Lite beer

Cite

Praise (someone, typically a member of the armed forces) in an official report for a courageous act
He has been cited many times for his contributions in the intelligence area

Lite

A type of light beer with relatively few calories.

Cite

Summon (someone) to appear in court
The writ cited only four of the signatories of the petition
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Lite

Having fewer calories or less of an ingredient than a food or beverage of the same kind
Lite beer.
Lite salt.

Cite

A citation.

Lite

Having less weight than others of the same kind
Lite trucks.

Cite

To quote or refer to (a book or author, for example) as an authority or example in making an argument.

Lite

Less serious, severe, difficult, or extensive than others of the same kind
"lite music, shimmering on the surface and squishy soft at the core" (Mother Jones).

Cite

(Law) To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.

Lite

Used after a common noun or especially a proper noun to indicate that something, such as a work or action, is less serious, severe, difficult, or extensive than what is considered typical of the specified noun
"Compared with 'Gravity's Rainbow' or 'V.' ... this novel is Pynchon Lite" (Michiko Kakutani).

Cite

To mention or bring forward as support, illustration, or proof
Cited several instances of insubordinate behavior.

Lite

Abridged or lesser; being a simpler or unpaid version of a product.

Cite

To commend officially for meritorious action in military service.

Lite

Light in composition, notably low in fat, calories etc. Most commonly used commercially.
His lite dinner consisted of crackers, some broccoli and a salad with lite ranch dressing.

Cite

To honor formally.

Lite

Lightweight

Cite

To issue a notice of violation to
Was cited by the police for jaywalking.

Lite

Informal spelling of light
My favorite color is lite blue!

Cite

To make reference to a previous court decision. Often used with to
The lower court cited to the Supreme Court decision issued last year.

Lite

Lacking substance or seriousness; watered down.

Cite

A citation or quotation.

Lite

Few; little

Cite

To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.

Lite

Archaic form of light

Cite

To list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.

Lite

A little, bit.

Cite

To summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.

Lite

The act of waiting; a wait.

Cite

(informal) a citation
We used the number of cites as a rough measure of the significance of each published paper.

Lite

To expect; wait.

Cite

To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon.
The cited dead,Of all past ages, to the general doomShall hasten.
Cited by finger of God.

Lite

To rely.

Cite

To urge; to enjoin.

Lite

Little.

Cite

To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Lite

Having relatively few calories;
Diet cola
Light (or lite) beer
Lite (or light) mayonnaise
A low-cal diet

Cite

To refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation.
The imperfections which you have cited.

Cite

To bespeak; to indicate.
Aged honor cites a virtuous youth.

Cite

To notify of a proceeding in court.

Cite

Make reference to;
His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Cite

Commend;
He was cited for his outstanding achievements

Cite

Refer to;
He referenced his colleagues' work

Cite

Repeat a passage from;
He quoted the Bible to her

Cite

Refer to for illustration or proof;
He said he could quote several instances of this behavior

Cite

Advance evidence for

Cite

Call in an official matter, such as to attend court

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