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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The Log Cabin video, though widely seen, was also criticized for inaccuracies and taking facts and quotes out of context.Jim Hormel: Buttigieg, not Grenell, will be the first out LGBTQ Cabinet official | Chris Johnson | December 17, 2020 | Washington Blade
Interspersed with the crowd scene is a separate interview with the anonymous Czar, who, as always, gives good quote.
Micro-content can take the form of memes, quotes, or stories.Seven smart ways to upgrade your ecommerce content marketing strategy | Joydeep Bhattacharya | December 17, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Mehta demanded that McDonald hold his phone up to Zoom news conferences and tweeted quotes in real time.A divisive Jets reporter, accused of bullying, loses his place on the beat | Ben Strauss | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Scott, who died Sunday at 49, could go from evoking a Baptist preacher to quoting Public Enemy.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott | Stereo Williams | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
And when two bros start quoting the show to her, the unfortunate line, "Say 'old woman's pussy!'"‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards | Kevin Fallon | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Paradise lies at the feet of mothers,” Erdogan said on Monday, quoting the Prophet Muhammad.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns | Xanthe Ackerman | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Orwell went to Spain for the express purpose of killing fascists, as he makes clear in the book Brand is quoting from.
No one is quoting Bible verses to explain why they play tennis or enjoy a good game of golf.Jesus Said Knock You Out: In ‘Fight Church’ Christians Beat Thy Neighbor | Bryan Storkel | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tyrwhitt confuses the matter by quoting Lye, who mixed up this word with tombestere, a female tumbler; for which see Cant.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Quoting again from experience, a new birth, a change of heart, is perfectly possible in every one of the great faiths.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
Here the word tasis indicates that by harmoniai Plutarch (or the older author from whom he was quoting) meant particular keys.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
Many of them found the whole of their religion in its pages, and were constantly quoting texts of Scripture.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
"'Violet Walbridge confesses to a passion for Honobosa Iccho,'" he declaimed, as if quoting a possible headline.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
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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