Quote vs Allude - What's the difference?

quote | allude |


As a noun quote

is a quota.

As a verb allude is

to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.

quote

English

Verb

  • To repeat someone‚Äôs exact words.
  • To prepare a summary of work to be done and set a price.
  • (Commerce) To name the current price, notably of a financial security.
  • To indicate verbally or by equivalent means the start of a quotation.
  • (archaic) To observe, to take account of.
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  • Synonyms

    * (repeat words) cite

    Antonyms

    * end quote * unquote

    Derived terms

    * quotable * quote unquote * misquote

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A quotation, statement attributed to someone else.
  • A quotation mark.
  • A summary of work to be done with a set price.
  • ''After going over the hefty quotes , the board decided it was cheaper to have the project executed by its own staff.

    Usage notes

    Until the late 19th century, quote'' was exclusively used as a verb. Since then, it has been used as a shortened form of either quotation or quotation mark; see , above. This use as a noun is well-understood and widely used, although it is often rejected in formal and academic contexts.Rosenheim, Edward W.; Ann Batko. (2004) ''When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People: How to Avoid Common Errors in English . Career Press, Franklin Lakes, NJ. p. 207 ISBN 1-56414-722-3

    Derived terms

    * pull-quote

    See also

    * attest * MSRP * invoice

    Anagrams

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    References

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    allude

    English

    Verb

    (allud)
  • To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.
  • * 1597 , , Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity , Book V, Chapter xxix.3, 1841 ed., page 523:
  • These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use.
  • * 1846 , George Luxford, Edward Newman, The Phytologist: a popular botanical miscellany: Volume 2, Part 2 , page 474
  • It was aptly said by Newton that "whatever is not deduced from facts must be regarded as hypothesis," but hypothesis appears to us a title too honourable for the crude guessings to which we allude .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Robert L. Dorit , title=Rereading Darwin , volume=100, issue=1, page=23 , magazine= citation , passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.}}

    Synonyms

    * advert, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Derived terms

    * allusive * allusion

    References

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    Anagrams

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