quotation mark, quote, inverted comma(noun)
a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
quotation, quote, citation(verb)
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
repeat a passage from
name the price of
refer to for illustration or proof
put quote marks around
quote(noun)To refer to (part of) a speech that has been made by someone else.
quote(verb)To prepare a summary of work to be done and set a price.
quote(verb)A summary of work to be done with a set price.
quote(verb)To indicate verbally or by equivalent means the start of a quotation.
quote(verb)To observe, to take account of.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To quote is to give an author's words, either exactly, as in direct quotation, or in substance, as in indirect quotation; to cite is, etymologically, to call up a passage, as a witness is summoned. In citing a passage its exact location by chapter, page, or otherwise, must be given, so that it can be promptly called into evidence; in quoting, the location may or may not be given, but the words or substance of the passage must be given. In citing, neither the author's words nor his thought may be given, but simply the reference to the location where they may be found. To quote, in the proper sense, is to give credit to the author whose words are employed. To paraphrase is to state an author's thought more freely than in indirect quotation, keeping the substance of thought and the order of statement, but changing the language, and commonly interweaving more or less explanatory matter as if part of the original writing. One may paraphrase a work with worthy motive for homiletic, devotional, or other purposes (as in the metrical versions of the Psalms), or he may plagiarize atrociously in the form of paraphrase, appropriating all that is valuable in another's thought, with the hope of escaping detection by change of phrase. To plagiarize is to quote without credit, appropriating another's words or thought as one's own. To recite or repeat is usually to quote orally, tho recite is applied in legal phrase to a particular statement of facts which is not a quotation; a kindred use obtains in ordinary speech; as, to recite one's misfortunes.
someone's quote; what someone is dialoguing.
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Translations for quote
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- علامة اقتباس, استشهد, اقتباس, استشهاد, علامة تنصيص, سعرArabic
- citacióCatalan, Valencian
- citovat, kótovatCzech
- Zitat, zitieren, Preisangebot machen, bemerken, berücksichtigen, anbietenGerman
- παράθεμα, χωρίο, αναφέρω, παραθέτω, προσφορά, τιμή, επικαλούμαι, παράθεση, περικοπή, εισαγωγικό, εισαγωγικά, προσφέρω, μνημονεύωGreek
- citi, citaĵo, citiloEsperanto
- cotizar, cita, cotización, citarSpanish
- osundama, osundusEstonian
- lainaus, sitaatti, siteerata, tarjota, lainausmerkki, tarjous, lainataFinnish
- deviser, coter, devis, citer, cotation, citationFrench
- הצעת מחיר, לצטטHebrew
- vitna íIcelandic
- 引用, 鉤括弧, 二重鉤括弧, 二重引用符, 「, 」, 『, 』Japanese
- memetik kataMalay
- hermetegn, anførselstegnNorwegian
- aanhalingsteken, bestek, quoteren, citaat, prijsopgave, aanhalen, citerenDutch
- hermeteiknNorwegian Nynorsk
- sitat, sitereNorwegian
- cytat, cudzysłów, wyceniać, cytowaćPolish
- frase, citar, orçar, cotarPortuguese
- цитата, кавычка, «, », ссылаться, котировка, давать расценку, кавычки, цитировать, предложение цены, назначенная цена, назначать ценуRussian
- navod, citatSerbo-Croatian
- anbud, offert, citera, citat, citationstecken, offereraSwedish
- söz, vecize, alintiTurkish
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