Meaning of “quote” - Learner’s Dictionary

quote

verb uk us /kwəʊt/
REPEAT [ I, T ]

to repeat what someone has said or written:

I was quoting from Marx.
Witnesses were quoted as saying there were two gunmen.
GIVE EXAMPLE [ T ]

to give a fact or example in order to support what you are saying:

COST [ T ]

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

(Definition of “quote verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)