One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he quoted a sentence from a speech by Lord Denning’
recite, repeat, say again, reproduce, restate, retell, echo, iterate, parrot
take, extract, excerpt, derive
2‘Russell quoted one case in which a person had died in a fire’
cite, mention, refer to, make reference to, give, name, instance, specify, identify
relate, recount, enumerate, list, itemize, spell out, allude to, adduce, exemplify, put forward, point out, call attention to, present, offer, advance, propose
3‘he quoted £900 for building a staircase’
estimate, state, set, tender, bid, offer
price something at
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