excerpt - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ɪkˈsɜː(r)pt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyexcerpt
he/she/itexcerpts
past participleexcerpting
past tenseexcerpted
past participleexcerpted
  1. to provide a short piece taken from a book, article, poem, piece of music etc
    excerpt something from something:

    The following is excerpted from an article by Jonathan Watts, in The Guardian, UK, 18 Jan 2011.

    The New York Times, in its review, excerpted a paragraph that caught my attention.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary by: Liliia Sandyga from Ukraine on 10/11/2015