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paraphrase

[ par-uh-freyz ]
/ 藞p忙r 蓹藢fre瑟z /
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noun
a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.
the act or process of restating or rewording.
verb (used with object), par路a路phrased, par路a路phras路ing.
to render the meaning of in a paraphrase: to paraphrase a technical paper for lay readers.
verb (used without object), par路a路phrased, par路a路phras路ing.
to make a paraphrase or paraphrases.
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Origin of paraphrase

1540鈥50; from Middle French, from Latin paraphrasis, from Greek par谩phrasis. See para-1, phrase

synonym study for paraphrase

1. See translation.

OTHER WORDS FROM paraphrase

par路a路phras路a路ble, adjectivepar路a路phras路er, nounmis路par路a路phrase, verb, mis路par路a路phrased, mis路par路a路phras路ing.un路par路a路phrased, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paraphrase

paraphrase
/ (藞p忙r蓹藢fre瑟z) /

noun
an expression of a statement or text in other words, esp in order to clarify
the practice of making paraphrases
verb
to put (something) into other words; restate (something)

Derived forms of paraphrase

paraphrastic (藢p忙r蓹藞fr忙st瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for paraphrase

C16: via French from Latin paraphrasis, from Greek, from paraphrazein to recount
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for paraphrase

paraphrase

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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright 漏 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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