quote

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Quote is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /kwəʊt/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
quote

Third-person singular
quotes

Past tense
quoted

Past participle
quoted

Present participle
quoting

  1. To use someone's exact words.
    Did he quote me in the newspaper?

Noun[change]

Singular
quote

Plural
quotes

A quote written on a wall
  1. (countable) A quote is somebody's exact words used by somebody else.
    In the following quote, a young woman describes her experience with drugs.
    I might also include a quote from Shakespeare: "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players".
  2. (countable); (commerce) A quote is a report of the cost or value of something.

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