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
synonym study for paraphrase
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
Example sentences from the Web for paraphrase
The paraphraser is now forced to appeal to a public intellectually lower than that he formerly addressed.
Madame Tastu was also a translator, or rather a paraphraser, and an author of original poems of a sentimental kind.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
Mrs. Wister is an excellent example of what might more correctly be called a “paraphraser” than a “translator.”
Emerson assumes that the reader is alert and knowing; the paraphraser, that he is a little inattentive and a little dull.A History of American Literature|Percy H. Boynton
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.