Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To summon.
  • v. To quote.
  • v. To excite.
  • v. To induce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cite; to summon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To call; cite; summon.
  • To excite; prompt; move.

Etymologies

From Latin accitus, past participle of accire, "to call for", formed from ad- + ciere "to move", "to call". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And give the law out ther I in my fathers lif to take prerogative and tyth of knees from elder kinsmen and him bynd by my place to give the smooth and dexte way to me that owe it him by nature, sure thes things not phisickt by respecte might turne or bloud to much Coruption. but moore. the more thou hast ether of honor office wealth and calling wch might accite thee to embrace and hugg them the more doe thou in serpents natures thinke them feare ther gay skinns wth thought of ther sharpe state

    Sir Thomas More

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