[ kwoht ]
/ kwoʊt /
verb (used with object), quot·ed, quot·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), quot·ed, quot·ing.
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Idioms for quote
quote unquote, so called; so to speak; as it were: If you're a liberal, quote unquote, they're suspicious of you.
Origin of quote
1350–1400; 1880–85 for def 9; Middle English coten, quoten (< Old French coter) < Medieval Latin quotāre to divide into chapters and verses, derivative of Latin quot how many
OTHER WORDS FROM quote
quot·er, nounout·quote, 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, nounun·quot·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quotequotation quote
Words nearby quote
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British Dictionary definitions for requoting
/ (kwəʊt) /
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 quotationthe president said, quote, I shall not run for office in November, unquote
Word Origin for quote
C14: from Medieval Latin quotāre to assign reference numbers to passages, from Latin quot how many
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