quote ( quotes plural & 3rd person present) ( quoting present participle) ( quoted past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you quote someone as saying something, you repeat what they have written or said.
He quoted Mr Polay as saying that peace negotiations were already underway... V n as -ing
She quoted a great line from a book by Romain Gary... V n
I gave the letter to our local press and they quoted from it. V from n
2 n-count A quotefrom a book, poem, play, or speech is a passage or phrase from it.
oft N from n
The article starts with a quote from an unnamed member of the Cabinet.
3 verb If you quote something such as a law or a fact, you state it because it supports what you are saying.
Mr Meacher quoted statistics saying that the standard of living of the poorest people had fallen. V n
4 verb If someone quotes a price for doing something, they say how much money they would charge you for a service they are offering or a for a job that you want them to do.
A travel agent quoted her £160 for a flight from Bristol to Palma... V n n
He quoted a price for the repairs. V n
5 n-count A quotefor a piece of work is the price that someone says they will charge you to do the work.
Always get a written quote for any repairs needed.
6 v-passive If a company's shares, a substance, or a currency is quoted at a particular price, that is its current market price. (BUSINESS)
In early trading in Hong Kong yesterday, gold was quoted at $368.20 an ounce... be V-ed at amount
Heron is a private company and is not quoted on the Stock Market. be V-ed on n
7 n-plural Quotes are the same as quotation marks.
INFORMAL The word `remembered' is in quotes.
8 convention You can say `quote' to show that you are about to quote someone's words.
SPOKEN He predicts they will have, quote, `an awful lot of explaining to do'.
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