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quote

verb  /kwoʊt/ us  

quote verb (REPEAT WORDS)

[I/T] to repeat words that someone else has said or written: [T] She quoted him as saying he couldn’t care less. [I] He illustrated by quoting from Winston Churchill’s speech. [I/T] If you quote a fact or example, you refer to it to provide proof of something: [T] The judge quoted several cases to support his opinion. quote, unquote You say quote or quote, unquote to show you are repeating the words of someone else: He hailed the performance as, quote, an extraordinary achievement. She moved to New York City knowing that that's where she had to live to, quote, unquote, make it in the music world.

quote verb (STATE A PRICE)

[T] to state a price or amount that something will cost: The roofer quoted $3000 to fix the roof.
(Definition of quote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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