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quote

verb (SAY)    /kwəʊt/ US  /kwoʊt/
C1 [I or T] to repeat the words that someone else has said or written: He's always quoting from the Bible. "If they're flexible, we're flexible", the official was quoted as saying. She worked, to quote her daughter, "as if there was no tomorrow". Can I quote you on that (= can I repeat to other people what you have just said)?Quoting and making references C1 [T] If you quote a fact or example, you refer to it in order to add emphasis to what you are saying: [+ two objects] Quote me one organization that doesn't have some bad managers.Quoting and making references
(Definition of quote verb (SAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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