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Difference between Quotation and Quote

Quotation, a noun, refers to words someone said.

  • The quotations of JFK and Churchill continue to be popular.

Quote, a verb, means to repeat the words of someone.

  • Do you mind if the press quotes you on that statement?

Note: Used informally, quote is the shortened word for quotation.

  • The online service offers a daily quote on all stock prices.
  • That movie has many memorable quotes.