[verb ree-rahyt; noun ree-rahyt]
- to write in a different form or manner; revise: to rewrite the entire book.
- to write again.
- to write (news submitted by a reporter) for inclusion in a newspaper.
- the news story rewritten.
- something written in a different form or manner; revision: They loved the rewrite, and said it would be a blockbuster!
Origin of rewrite
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Examples from the Web for rewrote
So, Streep rewrote much of her dialogue, which led to tension with her co-star, Hoffman, who felt she was trying to upstage him.Co-Stars Who Hated Each Other: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in 'The Notebook' and More
July 4, 2014
He wrote four articles a day and rewrote every one of them to resell to another newspaper for another 20 pesos.Mexican Journalists Speak Out on Reporter Murders
June 17, 2014
Former aides Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Ted Sorensen rewrote history to make him more liberal than he really was.How the Left Spun the Kennedy Myth
November 10, 2013
I guess I have now been writing, if I date my writing from the first time I ever rewrote anything, for about 33 years.Rick Moody: Why I Write
February 1, 2013
I rewrote it to make it big, and I made it so big I spoiled it all.The Harbor
Some of the chapters he rewrote; others he eliminated entirely.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
She wrote her stories and rewrote them; then again, and again.The Californians
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
He tells us how often he wrote and rewrote some of his chapters, some of his books.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
He wrote it and rewrote it, he read it to his visitors, he told his friends about it.The Ordeal of Mark Twain
Van Wyck Brooks
- to write (written material) again, esp changing the words or form
- computing to return (data) to a store when it has been erased during reading
- something rewritten
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Word Origin and History for rewrote
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