rephrase

verb
re·​phrase | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfrāz How to pronounce rephrase (audio) \
rephrased; rephrasing

Definition of rephrase

transitive verb

: to phrase or express (something) in a different way especially to make the meaning clearer Let me rephrase the question. … spoke first in precise medical terms, then quickly rephrased them in laymen's language.— George J. Church and Evan Thomas

First Known Use of rephrase

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Rephrase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rephrase. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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rephrase

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English Language Learners Definition of rephrase

: to say or write (something) again using different words in order to make the meaning clearer

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