to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.).
to use a brief excerpt from: The composer quotes Beethoven's Fifth in his latest work.
to cite, offer, or bring forward as evidence or support.
to enclose (words) within quotation marks.
to state (a price).
to state the current price of.
Idioms about quote
quote unquote, so called; so to speak; as it were: If you're a liberal, quote unquote, they're suspicious of you.
- quoter, noun
- outquote, verb (used with object), out·quot·ed, out·quot·ing.
- pre·quote, verb (used with object), pre·quot·ed, pre·quot·ing.
- re·quote, verb (used with object), re·quot·ed, re·quot·ing.
- su·per·quote, verb, su·per·quot·ed, su·per·quot·ing, noun
- un·quot·ed, adjective
- quotation, quote
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How to use quote in a sentence
When you first set up Halo, it asks you to read a few quotes from classic literature.Amazon’s new fitness tracker listens to your voice to figure out your mood | Stan Horaczek | September 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
Below you’ll find key takeaways, quotes and stats, as well as videos from our recent Future of Work event, presenter slides from DailyPay and more.Deep Dive: How companies and their employees are facing the future of work | Digiday | September 1, 2020 | Digiday
For example, let’s say the first time you shared the article you included a quote from the piece in the social copy.Five content promotion strategies SaaS marketers should implement today | Izabelle Hundrev | August 28, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
This post has also been updated to correct a word in a quote from Nathan Fletcher that was mis-transcribed.Supervisor by Day, But a COVID-19 Skeptic on the Airwaves | Katy Stegall | August 20, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
There’s no value that is sustained from that one-off experience apart from a nice quote, there’s no new framework or structure to advance people professionally.‘You have to innovate on the value’: The disparate state of virtual event ticketing | Lucinda Southern | August 7, 2020 | Digiday
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
That quote has been misattributed to him since it first appeared in 1881, when Ben would have been 175 years old.
The quote appears on the bronze plaque the players touch before they take the field for home games.
The quote is apocryphal, but that has not changed its significance for Army football players.
“Telling employees to stick to authorized legal boundaries is a good thing,” he said Wednesday when asked about the quote.CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me | Kimberly Dozier | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The lack of bill buyers in foreign countries who will quote as low rates on dollar as on sterling bills.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
I shall therefore, in my effort to prove the Bible fallible, quote almost wholly from Christian critics.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
To quote Mrs. Kaye, 'A Liberal peer is as useful as a fifth wheel to a coach, and as ornamental as whitewash.'Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Wolff has illustrated this point by a series of experiments on the sunflower, of which we shall quote one.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
However and whatever (to quote Amy again), the intentions were that brought the crowd, the Norwood place was comfortably filled.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for quote
to recite a quotation (from a book, play, poem, etc), esp as a means of illustrating or supporting a statement
(tr) to put quotation marks round (a word, phrase, etc)
stock exchange to state (a current market price) of (a security or commodity)
an expression used parenthetically to indicate that the words that follow it form a quotation: the president said, quote, I shall not run for office in November, unquote
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