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
The quote was provided to The Washington Post from the chain’s public relations team.The McPlant is coming. McDonald’s won’t name its supplier, but all signs point to Beyond Meat. | Tim Carman | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
On Thursday, the DOJ filed a lawsuit to block Visa’s acquisition of Plaid and, as you can tell from all the quotes, it’s chock full of smoking guns—or at least a smoking volcano.Why Visa’s $5 billion Plaid deal is in deep trouble | Aaron Pressman | November 6, 2020 | Fortune
Another potential area of expansion is, naturally, quotes for disaster insurance—a growing business.This startup wants to help you prepare for America’s next disaster | kdunn6 | October 25, 2020 | Fortune
Clayton recommends having a local company do a walkthrough of your home, rather than giving a blind quote.Ethernet and a mesh network will permanently solve your WiFi issues | Whitson Gordon | October 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
Users will still be able to retweet without a quote, but the process adds “extra friction and an extra step,” the company said.With Election Day looming, Twitter imposes new limits on U.S. politicians — and ordinary users, too | Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg | October 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Two witnesses outside the Charlie Hebdo office building quoted the Kouachi brothers claiming they were members of al Qaeda.
The Independent, quoted the duo as saying “we have some offers but we cannot say anything at the moment.”Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones) | Rich Goldstein | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The truest words at the funeral were those of young Jaden, as quoted by the governor.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos | Michael Daly | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I have never felt guilty about that cop,” Hill was quoted saying.
“They would bend my head back, put a towel over my face and pour water over the towel,” Harrison was quoted as saying.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built | Michael Daly | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The little boy of two, often quoted here, showed a punctilious feeling for order in the placing of things.Children's Ways | James Sully
This work is now lost, and we know it only by the abstract given by Photius in the passage quoted.
I have made a small collection of early stories, and some of them are interesting enough to be quoted.Children's Ways | James Sully
Now the trouble with the main proposition just quoted is that each side of the equation is used as the measure of the other.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
And the passage last quoted, according to the interpretation given of it, proves that the latter is to Covenant.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
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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