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citation (noun)
1.
an official summons to appear (as before a court)
2.
a) an act of quoting , especially the citing of a previously settled case at law
b) - excerpt quotation
3.
as - mention
a) a formal statement of the achievements of a person receiving an academic honor
b) specific reference in a military dispatch to meritorious performance of duty encomium
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
citation (noun)
1.
a formal expression of praise
SYNONIMS:
accolade, citation, commendation, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn, paean, panegyric, salutation, tribute
RELATED WORDS:
award, decoration, dedication, honor, prize; acclaim, acclamation, laudation; applause, plaudit(s); bravo, hallelujah, kudo; approval, cachet, compliment, recommendation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof; admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon
citation (noun)
2.
a formal recognition of an achievement or praiseworthy deed
SYNONIMS:
acknowledgment ( acknowledgement), citation, mention
RELATED WORDS:
decoration, medal, ribbon; accolade, award, honor, kudo, prize, tribute; dedication
citation (noun)
3.
a passage referred to, repeated, or offered as an example
SYNONIMS:
citation, quote
RELATED WORDS:
allusion, reference; excerpt, extract; line, part, section; snippet
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