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.”
In such general explanations as are unavoidable we shall content ourselves with paraphrasing M. Maspero.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
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
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
Oscar was always fond of loosely quoting or paraphrasing in conversation the purple passages from contemporary writers.Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)|Frank Harris
It would be hopeless to attempt, by any paraphrasing whatever, to improve upon the freshness and vivacity of the author.Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam|Ephraim Emerton
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.