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verb [I/T] (REPEAT WORDS)   /kwoʊt/
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 . 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 .
(Definition of quote verb (REPEAT WORDS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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