From Latin accitus, past participle of acciō (“I call forth”), formed from ad + cieō (“summon, call”).
accite (third-person singular simple present accites, present participle acciting, simple past and past participle accited)
- (transitive, obsolete) To summon.
- ca. 1593, William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act I, sc. 1
- He by the senate is accit'd home
- From weary wars against the barbarous Goths
- 1598, George Chapman, verse translation of Homer's Iliad, Book 11:
- Our heralds now accited all that were
- Endamag'd by the Elians ...
- (transitive, obsolete) To quote.
- (transitive, obsolete) To excite.
- (transitive, obsolete) To induce.
1600, William Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 2:
- And what accites your most worshipful thought to think so?