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QUOTE, verb transitive

1. To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat or adduce a passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from Homer; to quote the words of Peter, or a passage of Paul's writings; to quote chapter and verse.

2. In commerce, to name, as the price of an article.

3. To note.

QUOTE, noun A note upon an author. obsolete