[verb ree-rahyt; noun ree-rahyt]
- to write in a different form or manner; revise: to rewrite the entire book.
- to write again.
- to write (news submitted by a reporter) for inclusion in a newspaper.
- the news story rewritten.
- something written in a different form or manner; revision: They loved the rewrite, and said it would be a blockbuster!
Origin of rewrite
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Examples from the Web for rewritten
The constitution was rewritten retrospectively in an attempt to put the concession beyond legal challenge.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
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His first demand was that the country's official constitution be rewritten to prohibit extradition.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
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She was also Meg in the first season of Family Guy, until the character was rewritten.13 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Mean Girls’
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Correction: The previous sentence was rewritten after original publish for clarity.Should This Northwestern Professor Be Punished?
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When his literary ancestors attempted to conquer La-La Land, they were rebuffed, rewritten, or humiliated.‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse
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I have rewritten and finished it since, and it has had a surprising sale.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
Of course, the articles will probably have to be rewritten in the office.Plotting in Pirate Seas
But how many times had it been rewritten before that fair copy was prepared?The Bertrams
Translated from the second revised and rewritten German edition.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught
It was to be rewritten, as he knew, not by its author but by the Jewish people on their way to freedom.The Jewish State
- to write (written material) again, esp changing the words or form
- computing to return (data) to a store when it has been erased during reading
- something rewritten
Word Origin and History for rewritten
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