quote noun

1 words taken from a book, etc.

ADJ. famous, memorable, quotable | direct, verbatim a direct quote from this morning's paper

VERB + QUOTE take quotes taken from various lifestyle magazines

QUOTE + VERB come from sth The quote of the week comes from Mae West.

PREP. ~ from a quote from Albert Einstein

2 price that will be charged for a piece of work

ADJ. written | free

VERB + QUOTE give (sb) | get, obtain Always get a written quote before proceeding with work. | accept

PREP. ~ for a quote for the hire of the equipment

quote verb

1 repeat exactly what sb has said/written

ADV. at length, extensively She quotes extensively from the author's diaries. | in full The passage is quoted in full. | accurately, exactly | directly | approvingly, with approval | above, below, earlier, here, previously The new text of Article 92, quoted above, gives member states more discretion on this issue.

PREP. as She is wrongly quoted as saying ‘Play it again, Sam.’ | from quoting from Shakespeare/‘Hamlet’

2 give sth as an example

ADV. frequently, often

PREP. as an example that is often quoted as evidence of mismanagement | on Don't quote me on this but I think the figure is in excess of £2 billion.

PHRASES widely quoted the most widely quoted and influential study in this field

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