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  1. quote
    IPA[kwōt]
  2. verb

    • 1. repeat or copy out (a group of words from a text or speech), typically with an indication that one is not the original author or speaker:

      he quoted a passage from the Psalms “The stream mysterious glides beneath,” Melinda quoted when we told her this she said, and I quote, “Phooey!”
    • 2. repeat a passage from (a work or author) or statement by (someone):

      the prime minister was quoted as saying that he would resist all attempts to “sabotage” his government he quoted Shakespeare, Goethe, and other poets
    • 3. mention or refer to (someone or something) to provide evidence or authority for a statement, argument, or opinion:

      they won't be here at all in three years time—you can quote me on that
      Synonym : cite, mention, refer to, make reference to, give, name, instance, specify, identify, relate, recount, enumerate, list, itemize, spell out, allude to, adduce, exemplify, put forward, point out, call attention to, present, offer, advance, propose
    • 4. put forward or describe someone or something as being:

      heavy teaching loads are often quoted as a bad influence on research
    • 5. give someone (the estimated price of a job or service):

      the agent quoted him a fare of $180
      Synonym : estimate, state, set, tender, bid, offer, price something at
    • 6. give (a company) a quotation or listing on a stock exchange:

      an organization that is quoted on the Stock Exchange

    noun

    • 1. a quotation from a text or speech:

      a quote from Wordsworth
    • 2. a quotation giving the estimated cost for a particular job or service:

      quotes from different insurance companies
    • 3. a price offered by a broker for the sale or purchase of a stock or other security:

      quotes for North Sea Brent were rising
    • 4. a quotation or listing of a company on a stock exchange.

    • 5. quotation marks:

      use double quotes around precise phrases you wish to search for
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: quote, plural noun: quotes

    • v.: verb: quote, 3rd person present: quotes, gerund or present participle: quoting, past tense: quoted, past participle: quoted

    • verb

      repeat or copy out (words from a text or speech written or spoken by another person):

      repeat a statement by (someone):

    • noun

      a quotation from a text or speech:

      a quotation giving the estimated cost for a particular job or service:

    • noun

      a brief, attention-catching quotation, typically in a distinctive typeface, taken from the main text of an article and used as a subheading or graphic feature.
    • used when speaking to indicate a statement or passage that one is quoting
    • noun

      a brief, attention-catching quotation taken from the main text of an article and used as a subheading or graphic feature.
    • used when speaking to indicate a statement or passage that one is quoting
    • used parenthetically when speaking to suggest quotation marks, to indicate the beginning and end of a statement or passage that one is reciting or repeating
    • used parenthetically when speaking to indicate the beginning and end of a statement or passage that one is repeating
    • people may conceal unworthy motives by reciting words that sound morally authoritative
    • plural

      a pair of quotation marks gestured by a speaker's fingers in the air, to indicate that what is being said is ironic or mocking, or is not a turn of phrase the speaker would typically employ.
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