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
How to use paraphrase in a sentence
The paraphraser is now forced to appeal to a public intellectually lower than that he formerly addressed.
Mrs. Wister is an excellent example of what might more correctly be called a “paraphraser” than a “translator.”
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
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.