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quote

verb /kwəut/
to repeat the exact words of a person as they were said or written
zitieren
to quote Shakespeare / Shakespeare’s words / from Shakespeare, ‘Is this a dagger which I see before me?’
to name (a price)
ansetzen
The plumber quoted us a ridiculous price to fix the boiler.
to mention or state in support of an argument
anführen
to quote an example.
quotation noun a person’s exact words, as repeated by someone else
das Zitat
a quotation from Shakespeare.
a price mentioned (for a job etc)
die Preisangabe
His quotation for the work seemed reasonable to me.
the act of quoting.
die Anführung
quotation marks marks (‘‘’’ or ‘’) used to show that a person’s words are being repeated exactly
die Anführungszeichen (pl.)
He said ‘I’m going out.’
(Definition of quote from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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