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verb (used with object)
  1. to put into other words: to reword a contract.
  2. to repeat.
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Origin of reword

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + word
Related formsun·re·word·ed, adjective
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Related Words for re-word

transcribe, rephrase, recap, rehash, reproduce, deliver, interpret, reword, convert, render, put, turn, decipher, edit, rework, summarize, recapitulate, restate, disambiguate, reiterate

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Historical Examples of re-word

  • Bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word, which madness Would gamble from.

    The Great Mogul

    Louis Tracy

  • Answers should seldom be repeated by the teacher, unless it is desirable to re-word them for purposes of emphasis.

British Dictionary definitions for re-word


  1. (tr) to alter the wording of; express differently
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Word Origin and History for re-word



"to express in other words," c.1600, from re- "back, again" + word (v.). Related: Reworded; rewording.

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