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Synonyms for excerpt
ˈɛk sɜrpt; ɪkˈsɜrpt, ˈɛk sɜrptex·cerpt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 5 votes

  1. excerpt

    To quote is to give an author's words, either exactly, as in direct quotation, or in substance, as in indirect quotation; to cite is, etymologically, to call up a passage, as a witness is summoned. In citing a passage its exact location by chapter, page, or otherwise, must be given, so that it can be promptly called into evidence; in quoting, the location may or may not be given, but the words or substance of the passage must be given. In citing, neither the author's words nor his thought may be given, but simply the reference to the location where they may be found. To quote, in the proper sense, is to give credit to the author whose words are employed. To paraphrase is to state an author's thought more freely than in indirect quotation, keeping the substance of thought and the order of statement, but changing the language, and commonly interweaving more or less explanatory matter as if part of the original writing. One may paraphrase a work with worthy motive for homiletic, devotional, or other purposes (as in the metrical versions of the Psalms), or he may plagiarize atrociously in the form of paraphrase, appropriating all that is valuable in another's thought, with the hope of escaping detection by change of phrase. To plagiarize is to quote without credit, appropriating another's words or thought as one's own. To recite or repeat is usually to quote orally, tho recite is applied in legal phrase to a particular statement of facts which is not a quotation; a kindred use obtains in ordinary speech; as, to recite one's misfortunes.

    Synonyms:
    cite, extract, paraphrase, plagiarize, quote, recite, repeat

Princeton's WordNet3.5 / 2 votes

  1. excerpt, excerption, extract, selectionverb

    a passage selected from a larger work

    "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

    Synonyms:
    survival, selection, pick, choice, extract, excerption, survival of the fittest, option, natural selection, infusion

  2. excerpt, extract, take outverb

    take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

    Synonyms:
    extract, express, press out, take away, withdraw, draw out, draw off, remove, move out, get out, draw, omit, distill, unpack, invite out, exclude, evoke, leave out, pull, distil, educe, leave off, ask out, elicit, pull out, except, take out, pull up, buy food

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. excerptnoun

    Synonyms:
    extract, quotation, citation, selected passage

  2. excerptverb

    Synonyms:
    extract, select, cite, quote, take

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "excerpt":

    extract, retrieved, extracted, excerpts, fragment, mined, extracts, snippet

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  1. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    I had other problems — I dressed nicely. I used words that were not monosyllabic. I aspired to go to Harvard University or Yale. The DCYF receptionist and the security guard would nod and smile at the narrative for my future. The social workers would counsel me to dress with baggy jeans and speak like a child so as to not elicit beatings by the other kids.” Excerpt From: Nicholas Alahverdian. “Ignoble Inferno/ The Nicholas Alahverdian Lawsuit.” iBooks.


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