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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


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.


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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