put in quotes

put (something) in quotes

To surround some piece of writing in quotation marks. So many people put words in quotes when all they're really trying to do is emphasize them. You need to put this sentence in quotes and attribute the original writer in a footnote at the bottom of the page.
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put something in quotes

to put quotation marks around writing or printing. Please put this word in quotes, since it means something special the way you have used it here. They put it in quotes so people would know it means something different.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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