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Dec 1, 2004
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sic

(sik) Pronunciation RealAudio

verb tr.: To incite to attack, especially as a command to dog: "Sic 'em!"
Variant of seek.

adverb: Thus; so. (Used after an incorrect or unusual word or phrase to indicate that it has been quoted verbatim.)
From Latin sic.

"Richard Nixon promised to 'bring us together' and sicced Spiro Agnew and Chuck Colson on his enemies. "
Tom Blackburn; Campaigns Effectively Push the Negatives; The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida); Nov 1, 2004.

"The man accused of siccing the animal on him was arrested Wednesday."
Ian Demsky; Man Says Mix-up at Party Led to Dog Attack; The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee); Nov 5, 2004.

See more usage examples of sic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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