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
“We want bread and social justice,” she contends, paraphrasing the slogan of the revolt that toppled Mubarak.
(I'm paraphrasing here) Why would anyone need an assault-style rifle anyway?
Paraphrasing LBJ, McCain said: “I just wish one of them had run for county sheriff.”
Pythagoras is so explicit upon this spiritual flame, that you would swear he was paraphrasing the first five verses of St. John.The Round Towers of Ireland|Henry O'Brien
I am but paraphrasing what was said recently by an Oxford professor.Waiting for Daylight|Henry Major Tomlinson
Paraphrasing the copy-book, suppressed desires will arise, though all the world o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
Paraphrasing Ruskin, one may say of Hardy that in place of studying the old masters he has studied what the old masters studied.The Bibliotaph|Leon H. Vincent
Of Cephus it might be said, paraphrasing the lines about little dog Rover, that when he was saved he was saved all over.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
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.