rephrase

[ree-freyz]

verb (used with object), re·phrased, re·phras·ing.

to phrase again or differently: He rephrased the statement to give it less formality.

Nearby words

  1. repetitive,
  2. repetitive dna,
  3. repetitive strain disorder,
  4. repetitive strain injury,
  5. repetitive stress injury,
  6. repic,
  7. repine,
  8. repique,
  9. repl.,
  10. replace

Origin of rephrase

First recorded in 1890–95; re- + phrase

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British Dictionary definitions for rephrasing

rephrase

verb

(tr) to phrase again, esp so as to express more clearly
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Word Origin and History for rephrasing

rephrase

v.

1872, from re- "again" + phrase (v.). Related: Rephrased; rephrasing.

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