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Difference between Cite, Sight and Site

Cite means to quote or mention something.

  • When you write a term paper for Dr. Hards, cite your references.

Sight is something seen, an ability to see, the foreseeable future, or an optical instrument.

  • The ship’s passengers soon caught sight of the beautiful island.
  • The passengers sighted the island from a mile out.
  • Unfortunately, there is no compromise or solution in sight.
  • Before target practice, John adjusts the sight on his rifle.

Site refers to a location.

  • The natural terrain lends itself to being a good site for a house.