verb (used with object), par·a·phrased, par·a·phras·ing.
verb (used without object), par·a·phrased, par·a·phras·ing.
Origin of paraphrase
Related formspar·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
Examples 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
Le Clotre is a paraphrase of Les Moines, the book of the monks.mile Verhaeren|Stefan Zweig
Grymanum, prefixed to the Paraphrase on the Epistle to the Romans.The Oxford Reformers|Frederic Seebohm
One might paraphrase Burke and say that such wealth as this loses half its evil through losing all its grossness.
This absence of vigor and remoteness may be due to the nature of the volume of which this paraphrase is only a part.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
“Let no one to whom hard study is repulsive hope for anything from us,” American colleges might paraphrase.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for paraphrase
Derived Formsparaphrastic (ˌpærəˈfræstɪk), adjective
Word Origin for paraphrase
Culture 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.