verb (used with object), par·a·phrased, par·a·phras·ing.
verb (used without object), par·a·phrased, par·a·phras·ing.
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Origin of paraphrase
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OTHER WORDS FROM paraphrasepar·a·phras·a·ble, adjectivepar·a·phras·er, nounmis·par·a·phrase, verb, mis·par·a·phrased, mis·par·a·phras·ing.un·par·a·phrased, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for paraphrase
To paraphrase Peter Tosh, if Illinois were to legalize it, would you advertise it?The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning|Bill Schulz|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To paraphrase the renegade philosopher Hannibal, I love it when science comes together.Glaciers Lose 204 Billion Tons of Ice in Three Years|Matthew R. Francis|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To paraphrase Fox Friends, don't get caught beating women on camera and you're safe to play in the NFL.
Barry Goldwater is not the sort of man you might expect Stephen F. Cohen to paraphrase.Meet the Anti-Semites, Truthers, and Alaska Pol at D.C.’s Pro-Putin Soiree|James Kirchick|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To paraphrase the great John Oliver, listen up, fellow self-pitying nerd boys—we are not the victims here.Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds|Arthur Chu|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A man may weep and weep, to paraphrase Shakespeare, "and be a villain!"South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady
The omissions are the most sensible that I have found in a paraphrase.
This is not paraphrase; it is sheer misapprehension of the Old English.
As the language in which it is written is not easily intelligible, I have added a paraphrase on the opposite pages.Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth|Frank Sidgwick
Instead of "Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion," we have the paraphrase, "That maketh and transformeth all things."The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
British Dictionary definitions for paraphrase
Derived forms of paraphraseparaphrastic (ˌpærəˈfræstɪk), adjective
Word Origin for paraphrase
Cultural definitions for 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.