Paraphrase



[par-uh-freyz] /ˈpær əˌfreɪz/

noun
1.
a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.
2.
the act or process of restating or rewording.
verb (used with object), paraphrased, paraphrasing.
3.
to render the meaning of in a paraphrase:
to paraphrase a technical paper for lay readers.
verb (used without object), paraphrased, paraphrasing.
4.
to make a paraphrase or paraphrases.
/ˈpærəˌfreɪz/
noun
1.
an expression of a statement or text in other words, esp in order to clarify
2.
the practice of making paraphrases
verb
3.
to put (something) into other words; restate (something)
n.

1540s, from Middle French paraphrase (1520s), from Latin paraphrasis “a paraphrase,” from Greek paraphrasis “a free rendering,” from paraphrazein “to tell in other words,” from para- “beside” (see para- (1)) + phrazein “to tell” (see phrase (n.)).
v.

c.1600, from paraphrase (n.) or from French paraphraser. Related: Paraphrased; paraphrasing.

A restatement of speech or writing that retains the basic meaning while changing the words. A paraphrase often clarifies the original statement by putting it into words that are more easily understood.

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