Synonyms of quote
1 repeatDictionary • Then suddenly he quoted a line from the play.
repeat • I repeated the story to a delighted audience.
recite • I simply recited the names of a number of Chinese cities I knew.
echo • Many phrases in the last chapter echo earlier passages.
extract • material extracted from a range of texts
excerpt • The readings were excerpted from his autobiography.
parrot • Many politicians simply parrot impressive-sounding phrases.
2 refer to • Most newspapers quote the warning.
cite • She cites a favourite poem by George Herbert.
name • The Scots have yet to name their team.
detail • The report detailed the human rights abuses committed.
relate • He was relating a story he had once heard.
mention • She did not mention her mother's absence.
instance • She could have instanced many women who fitted this description.
specify • He has not specified what action he would like them to take.
recount • He then recounted the story.
make reference to
adduce • The evidence she adduced was authoritative.
1 quotationDictionary (informal) • A quote from the Independent article speaks volumes.
quotation • He illustrated his argument with quotations from Pasternak.
passage • He read a passage from the Bible.
excerpt • an excerpt from Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker'
reference • He summed up his philosophy, with reference to Calvin.
extract • He read us an extract from his latest novel.
citation • The text is full of Biblical citations.
2 estimateDictionary • a quote for insurance
estimate • This figure is five times the original estimate.
evaluation • Evaluation is standard practice for the training course.
valuation • The valuations reflect prices at 1 April 1999.
quotation • Get several written quotations and check exactly what's included in the cost.
ballpark figure (informal)
ballpark estimate (informal)
quotation marksDictionary (informal) • The word 'remembered' is in quotes.
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adduceIf you adduce something such as a fact or reason, you mention it in order to support an argument.
• The evidence she adduced was authoritative.
• She wanted to bid for it.
• The text is full of Biblical citations.
Thesaurus for quote from the Collins English Thesaurus
to recite a quotation (from a book, play, poem, etc), esp as a means of illustrating or supporting a statement