1 words taken from a book, etc.
famous, memorable, quotable
direct, exact, verbatim

a direct quote from this morning's paper


quotes taken from various lifestyle magazines

come from sth

The quote of the week comes from Mae West.

quote from

a quote from Albert Einstein

2 price that will be charged for a piece of work ⇨ See ↑quotation
give (sb)
get, obtain

Always get a written quote before proceeding with work.

quote for

a quote for the rental of the equipment

3 quotes punctuation marks showing speech
double, single
in quotes

If you take text from other sources, place it in quotes.

1 repeat exactly what sb has said/written
at length, extensively

She quotes extensively from the author's diaries.

in full

The passage is quoted in full.

accurately, exactly
approvingly, with approval
above, below, earlier, here, previously

The new text of Article 92, quoted above, gives member states more discretion on this issue.


She is wrongly quoted as saying ‘Play it again, Sam.’


He quoted from Shakespeare.

They quoted from the Bible.

2 give sth as an example
frequently, often

an example that is often quoted as evidence of mismanagement


Don't quote me on this but I think the figure is in excess of £2 billion.

widely quoted

the most widely quoted and influential study in this field

Quote is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑article, ↑magazine, ↑newspaper, ↑report
Quote is used with these nouns as the object: ↑article, ↑author, ↑excerpt, ↑figure, ↑lyrics, ↑maxim, ↑odds, ↑paragraph, ↑passage, ↑phrase, ↑price, ↑reference, ↑report, ↑scripture, ↑source, ↑word

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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