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quote

[kwoht] /kwoʊt/
verb (used with object), quoted, quoting.
1.
to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
2.
to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.).
3.
to use a brief excerpt from:
The composer quotes Beethoven's Fifth in his latest work.
4.
to cite, offer, or bring forward as evidence or support.
5.
to enclose (words) within quotation marks.
6.
Commerce.
  1. to state (a price).
  2. to state the current price of.
verb (used without object), quoted, quoting.
7.
to make a quotation or quotations, as from a book or author.
8.
(used by a speaker to indicate the beginning of a quotation. )
noun
9.
Idioms
11.
quote unquote, so called; so to speak; as it were:
If you're a liberal, quote unquote, they're suspicious of you.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; 1880-85 for def 9; Middle English coten, quoten (< Old French coter) < Medieval Latin quotāre to divide into chapters and verses, derivative of Latin quot how many
Related forms
quoter, noun
outquote, verb (used with object), outquoted, outquoting.
prequote, verb (used with object), prequoted, prequoting.
requote, verb (used with object), requoted, requoting.
superquote, verb, superquoted, superquoting, noun
unquoted, adjective
Can be confused
quotation, quote.
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Examples for quoting
  • quoting an editor is not talking to an expert or someone that is even knowledgable about nuclear power or it's industry.
  • They are simply quoting other conspiracy theorist or armchair scientists.
  • Without quoting two pages of study summaries it seems that there is actually no clear answer at this point.
  • It seems the word has not filtered down to the people still quoting global warming nonsense in these posts.
  • Please either italicize or use quote marks when quoting.
  • quoting different laboratory experiments, one can claim all sorts of things about sleep loss effects on mental ability.
  • Since the option is being contemplated again, it is worth quoting him in full as his thoughts explain my worries.
  • Let's look at some reasons why quoting statute in rule is a bad idea.
British Dictionary definitions for quoting

quote

/kwəʊt/
verb
1.
to recite a quotation (from a book, play, poem, etc), esp as a means of illustrating or supporting a statement
2.
(transitive) to put quotation marks round (a word, phrase, etc)
3.
(stock exchange) to state (a current market price) of (a security or commodity)
noun
4.
an informal word for quotation (sense 1), quotation (sense 2), quotation (sense 3), quotation (sense 4)
5.
(often pl) an informal word for quotation mark put it in quotes
interjection
6.
an expression used parenthetically to indicate that the words that follow it form a quotation the president said, quote, I shall not run for office in November, unquote
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin quotāre to assign reference numbers to passages, from Latin quot how many
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Word Origin and History for quoting

quote

v.

late 14c., coten, "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references," from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare "distinguish by numbers, number chapters," from Latin quotus "which in order? what number (in sequence)?," from quot "how many," from PIE *kwo-ti-, from pronomial root *kwo- (see who).

The sense development is via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" (1570s) to "to copy out or repeat exact words" (1670s). Modern spelling with qu- is from early 15c. The business sense of "to state the price of a commodity" (1866) revives the etymological meaning. Related: Quoted; quoting.

n.

"a quotation," 1885, from quote (v.). From c.1600 as "a marginal reference." Quotes for "quotation marks" is from 1869.

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