verb (used with object)

to put into other words: to reword a contract.
to repeat.

Origin of reword

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + word
Related formsun·re·word·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of reword

  • Because of this, where one formerly might underscore a word for emphasis, it is necessary now to reword the sentence altogether.

    News Writing

    M. Lyle Spencer

British Dictionary definitions for reword



(tr) to alter the wording of; express differently
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Word Origin and History for reword

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

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