reword

[ ree-wurd ]
/ riˈwɜrd /

verb (used with object)

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. rewild,
  2. rewilding,
  3. rewin,
  4. rewind,
  5. rewire,
  6. rework,
  7. reworked fossil,
  8. reworked wool,
  9. rewound,
  10. rewrite

Origin of reword

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + word

Related formsun·re·word·ed, adjective

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Examples from the Web for 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

reword

/ (riːˈwɜːd) /

verb

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

reword

v.

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

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