quotes, quoting, quoted
1) VERB If you quote someone as saying something, you repeat what they have written or said.

[V n as -ing] He quoted Mr Polay as saying that peace negotiations were already underway...

[V n as -ing] She was quoted in the Express by an unnamed source as saying: `I won't bail out those two silly girls.'...

[V n] She quoted a great line from a book by Romain Gary...

[V n] Yesterday the Belgian newspaper Le Soir quoted a professor who said he witnessed the killings...

[V from n] I gave the letter to our local press and they quoted from it.

2) N-COUNT: oft N from n A quote from a book, poem, play, or speech is a passage or phrase from it.

The paper starts its editorial comment with a quote from an unnamed member of the Cabinet.

3) VERB If you quote something such as a law or a fact, you state it because it supports what you are saying.

[V n] Mr Meacher quoted statistics saying that the standard of living of the poorest people had fallen.

4) VERB If someone quotes a price for doing something, they say how much money they would charge you for a service they are offering or a for a job that you want them to do.

[V n n] A travel agent quoted her ₤160 for a flight from Bristol to Palma...

[V n] He quoted a price for the repairs.

5) N-COUNT A quote for a piece of work is the price that someone says they will charge you to do the work.

Never agree to even the smallest extra job without getting a quote first.

6) V-PASSIVE If a company's shares, a substance, or a currency is quoted at a particular price, that is its current market price.

[be V-ed at amount] In early trading in Hong Kong yesterday, gold was quoted at $368.20 an ounce...

[be V-ed on n] Heron is a private company and is not quoted on the Stock Market.

7) N-PLURAL Quotes are the same as quotation marks. [INFORMAL]

The word `remembered' is in quotes.

8) CONVENTION You can say `quote' to show that you are about to quote someone's words. [SPOKEN]

William Schneider predicts the Democrats will have, quote, `an awful lot of explaining to do.'

English dictionary. 2008.

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