I UK [kwəʊt] / US [kwoʊt] verb
Word forms "quote":
present tense I/you/we/they quote he/she/it quotes present participle quoting past tense quoted past participle quoted
1) [intransitive/transitive] to say or write words that someone else has said or written

Can I quote you on that (= repeat exactly what you have said about something)?

quote from:

She claimed to be quoting from an official report.

quote someone as saying something:

The minister was quoted as saying that he didn't care about jobs.

2) [transitive] to give something as an example to support what you are saying

He quoted the example of a 40-year-old man who has been waiting nearly two years for an operation.

3) [transitive] to tell someone what price you would charge them to do a particular piece of work
quote for:

How much did they quote for the job?

quote someone something:

They quoted us £500 to replace the whole window.

quote ... unquotespoken if someone says "quote" before a word or phrase, they are showing that they are repeating someone's words exactly, and they often say "unquote" at the end

He said he was, quote, sick and tired of it, unquote.

II UK [kwəʊt] / US [kwoʊt] noun [countable]
Word forms "quote":
singular quote plural quotes
1) a quotation from a book, play, speech etc
quote from:

a quote from Shakespeare

2) the price that someone says they will charge you for doing a particular piece of work
quote for:

Can you give us a quote for the whole job?

3) quotes
[plural] informal quotation marks

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