English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
excerpt, excerption, extract, selectionverb
a passage selected from a larger work
"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw outverb
remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
"pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
except, ask out, remove, leave out, express, evoke, pull in, draw up, attract, distill, overstretch, invite out, perpetrate, commit, prolong, take away, aspirate, move out, elicit, deplumate, force, rive, leave off, extend, suck out, distil, straighten up, pull, get out, take out, press out, educe, back down, root for, buy food, bow out, exclude, protract, draw out, back off, pluck, chicken out, deplume, pull up, withdraw, pull out, draw, draw off, excerpt, unpack, tear, rend, draw in, rip, displume, haul up, omit
get despite difficulties or obstacles
"I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions"
educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw outverb
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
kindle, express, evoke, arouse, put forward, distill, provoke, enkindle, suggest, paint a picture, stir, suck out, elicit, aspirate, conjure, extend, fire, distil, draw out, pull, take out, press out, conjure up, educe, kick up, protract, raise, call down, pull up, call forth, invoke, derive, pull out, bring up, excerpt, prolong
distill, extract, distilverb
extract by the process of distillation
"distill the essence of this compound"
separate (a metal) from an ore
press out, express, extractverb
obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
"Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
express, press out, evince, give tongue to, draw out, distil, convey, state, stub out, educe, pull out, crush out, evoke, extinguish, pull, elicit, verbalize, utter, distill, carry, excerpt, verbalise, press, take out, pull up, show
excerpt, extract, take outverb
take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
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, excerpt, pull out, except, take out, pull up, buy food
calculate the root of a number
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derive (by chemical process)
(Med.) inspissated infusion or decoction
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How to use extract in a sentence?
The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
We are screening them to make sure they are not combatants, to extract intelligence.
A lot of countries extract monetary authority by tinkering with their currencies, if you all the sudden have a stable alternative though Facebooks Calibra, that kind of undermines your authority there.
Even though we had the championship won, I just really wanted to keep my head down and see if we could learn and extract more from this beautiful car that's a piece of art, i feel so happy with today, man.
We did not expect to see so many individuals having a signal that shows they did not [ live ] near Stonehenge in the last decade or so of their life, to me the really remarkable thing about our study is the ability of new developments in archaeological science to extract so much new information from such small and unpromising fragments of burnt bone.
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- извлечение, извличам, екстракт, извадка, вадя, изваждамBulgarian
- extreureCatalan, Valencian
- extrahovat, výtažek, vytáhnout, extraktCzech
- Auszug, Extrakt, entziehenGerman
- υπολογίζω, εξάγω, απόσπασμαGreek
- sacar, fragmento, extraer, extracto, pasajeSpanish
- استخراج کردنPersian
- katkelma, poimia, määrittää, ote, uute, uuttaa, syntyperä, [[vetää]] [[ulos]], poistaa, lainaus, lainata, laskea, siteerata, jauhe, uutosFinnish
- מיצה, עקר, חילץHebrew
- hīkaro, whakapūreo, whakapūreroMāori
- ekstrahere, uttrekk, utdrag, ekstraktNorwegian
- extrato, extrairPortuguese
- extract, extras, extrageRomanian
- извлече́ние, извлечь, вы́держка, вы́тяжка, экстра́кт, извлекатьRussian
- trích xuấtVietnamese
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