English - Vietnamese Dictionary
quote /kwout/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (thông tục) lời trích dẫn; đoạn trích dẫn
+a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
+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
Advanced English Dictionary
1 cite, mention, recite, repeat, retell, reproduce, duplicate, call up, bring up, bring in, instance, exemplify, refer to, reference, extract, excerpt:
Let me quote to you the relevant passage from Paradise Lost .
1 mob, crowd, horde, throng, swarm, gang:
We narrowly escaped the wrath of the rabble fighting the police in the square
2 the rabble. Derogatory masses, proletariat, hoi polloi, commoners, peasantry, ragtag and bobtail, vermin, outcasts, riff-raff, scum, dregs (of society), lower classes, canaille, commonalty, Colloq trash, the great unwashed:
He always refers to blue-collar workers as 'the rabble'.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
repeat exact words
1 ~ (sth) (from sb/sth)
~ (sb) (as doing sth) to repeat the exact words that another person has said or written: [VN] He quoted a passage from the minister's speech. + to quote Shakespeare + The figures quoted in this article refer only to Britain. + The President was quoted in the press as saying that he disagreed with the decision. + 'It will all be gone tomorrow.' 'Can I quote you on that?' + Don't quote me on this (= this is not an official statement), but I think he is going to resign. + Quote this reference number in all correspondence. + [V] She said, and I quote, 'Life is meaningless without love.' + [V speech] 'The man who is tired of London is tired of life,' he quoted.
See also - MISQUOTE
2 to mention an example of sth to support what you are saying: [VNN] Can you quote me an instance of when this happened? [also VN]
3 ~ (sb) (sth) (for sth / for doing sth) to tell a customer how much money you will charge them for a job, service or product: [VNN] They quoted us £300 for installing a shower unit. [also VN, V]
4 [VN] ~ sth (at sth) (finance) to give a market price for shares, gold or foreign money: Yesterday the pound was quoted at $1.8285, unchanged from Monday.
5 [VN] (finance) to give the prices for a business company's shares on a STOCK EXCHANGE: Several football clubs are now quoted on the Stock Exchange.
Idioms: quote ( ...unquote) (spoken) used to show the beginning (and end) of a word, phrase, etc. that has been said or written by sb else: It was quote, 'the hardest decision of my life', unquote, and one that he lived to regret.
+ noun (informal)
1 = QUOTATION
2 (quotes) [pl.] = QUOTATION MARKS: If you take text from other sources, place it in quotes.
1 words taken from a book, etc.
famous, memorable, quotable | direct, verbatim
a direct quote from this morning's paper
VERB + QUOTE
quotes taken from various lifestyle magazines
QUOTE + VERB
come from sth
The quote of the week comes from Mae West.
a quote from Albert Einstein
2 price that will be charged for a piece of work
written | free
VERB + QUOTE
give (sb) | get, obtain
Always get a written quote before proceeding with work.
a quote for the hire of the equipment verb
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 | directly | 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.’
quoting from Shakespeare/‘Hamlet’
2 give sth as an example
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.
the most widely quoted and influential study in this field
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