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verb re·write \(ˌ)rē-ˈrīt\

: to write (something) again especially in a different way in order to improve it or to include new information


Full Definition of REWRITE

transitive verb
:  to write in reply
:  to make a revision of (as a story) :  cause to be revised: as
a :  to put (contributed material) into form for publication
b :  to alter (previously published material) for use in another publication
intransitive verb
:  to revise something previously written
re·writ·er noun

Examples of REWRITE

  1. The teacher asked him to rewrite the essay.
  2. I had to rewrite the computer program.

First Known Use of REWRITE


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noun re·write \ˈrē-ˌrīt\

Definition of REWRITE

:  a piece of writing (as a news story) constructed by rewriting
:  an act or instance of rewriting

First Known Use of REWRITE

REWRITING Defined for Kids


verb re·write \ˌrē-ˈrīt\
re·wrote \-ˈrōt\re·writ·ten \-ˈri-tən\re·writ·ing \-ˈrī-tiŋ\

Definition of REWRITE for Kids

:  to write over again especially in a different way <Rewrite this confusing sentence.>


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