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quoteverb

us   /kwoʊt/
  • quote verb (REPEAT WORDS)

[I/T] 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.
[I/T] 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.
  • quote verb (STATE A PRICE)

[T] to state a price or amount that something will cost: The roofer quoted $3000 to fix the roof.
(Definition of quote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"quote" in British English

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quoteverb

uk   /kwəʊt/ us   /kwoʊt/
  • quote verb (SAY)

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 were no tomorrow". Can I quote you on that (= can I repeat to other people what you have just said)?
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.

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quotenoun

uk   /kwəʊt/ us   /kwoʊt/ informal
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quoteverb

uk   /kwəʊt/ us  
[I or T] COMMERCE to tell a customer how much a job, service, or product will cost: quote sb sth A law firm in Washington D.C. quoted me a fee of $25,000 to get the paperwork done.quote for sth Some insurers will even decline to quote for new business if the home is in a risky area.
[T] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE to give the current price of a company's shares or of a currency: The old system allows market makers to quote prices at which they will buy and sell large blocks of shares through all conditions.quote sth at $1.50/£2.25/75p, etc. The British pound was quoted at $1.5117, down from $1.5135 in New York.
[T] UK STOCK MARKET to record a company's name on a stock exchange so that its shares can be traded there: quote sth on sth The Footsie is an average of the share prices of the biggest 100 companies quoted on the stock market.
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quotenoun [C]

uk   /kwəʊt/ us   informal COMMERCE
a statement of how much a job, service, or product will cost: Most quotes are valid for a month. If you already have a UK medical policy, ask for a quote for offshore cover.a quote for (doing) sth The quotes for the building work varied from $15,000 to $70,000.
(Definition of quote from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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