Quote

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Definition

to quote: to cite, to repeat the words that someone else has said or written
verb
"This will be the best perfume of the summer", Bruno Delavigne was quoted as saying. His words were repeated by many reporters.

a quote, a quotation (for repairing a car): a price, an estimation of cost (for fixing a car)
noun
What do you think about the quote I gave you last month? Is the price OK for you?

a quote, a quotation: a citation, an excerpt, a repetition of the words that someone else has said or written
noun
"Veni Vidi Vici" is a famous quotation from Julius Caesar.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Dylan quotes Roman authors in order to scare me.
US: Your essay relies too much on Shakespeare's quotations.

Examples

  • "Listen to this quote: "Bruno Delavigne is hardly fit to run a company."
  • "Kevin : The figures you quoted in your e-mails are very intriguing, Mrs. Lee."
  • "Kevin : The figures you quoted in your e-mails are very intriguing, Mrs Lee."
  • "Quotes : "First you get the money candy, then you get the power, then you get the women."
  • "The quote "Keep it in the family" which has adorned every label of D&C clothing for over 100 years, will have to be changed too as it doesn't quite ring true anymore!"

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