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English noun: quote

1. quote (communication) a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else


Synonymsinverted comma, quotation mark


Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark


Narrower (hyponym)double quotes, scare quote, single quote

2. quote (communication) a passage or expression that is quoted or cited


Synonymscitation, quotation


Broader (hypernym)excerpt, excerption, extract, selection


Narrower (hyponym)epigraph, mimesis, misquotation, misquote


English verb: quote

1. quote (communication) repeat a passage from


SamplesHe quoted the Bible to her.


ExamplesThe parents quote a French poem to the children, The parents quote the children a French poem


Synonymscite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell


Narrower (hyponym)misquote


Verb groupcite, quote

2. quote (communication) name the price of


SamplesQuote prices for cars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)underquote

3. quote (communication) refer to for illustration or proof


SamplesHe said he could quote several instances of this behavior.


Synonymscite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer


Verb groupcite, quote

4. quote (communication) put quote marks around


SamplesHere the author is quoting his colleague.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mark, punctuate









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