Translation of "quote" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kwəʊt/ us /kwoʊt/ present participle quoting, past tense and past participle quoted

to repeat what someone has said or written

I was quoting from Marx.
Witnesses were quoted as saying there were two robbers.

to say how much a piece of work will cost before you do it

dar un presupuesto (de)
noun uk /kwəʊt/ us /kwoʊt/

a statement that says how much a piece of work will cost, written by the person who will do the work

I received a quote for the building work.

(Translation of “quote” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /kwəut/

to repeat the exact words of a person as they were said or written

to quote Shakespeare / Shakespeare’s words / from Shakespeare, ’Is this a dagger which I see before me?’

to name (a price)

cotizar; estimar
The plumber quoted us a ridiculous price to fix the boiler.

to mention or state in support of an argument

to quote an example.
quotation noun

a person’s exact words, as repeated by someone else

a quotation from Shakespeare.

a price mentioned (for a job etc)

His quotation for the work seemed reasonable to me.

the act of quoting.

quotation marks noun plural

marks (‘‘’’ or ‘’) used to show that a person’s words are being repeated exactly

He said ’I’m going out.’

(Translation of “quote” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)