re·​state (ˌ)rē-ˈstāt How to pronounce restate (audio)
restated; restating; restates

transitive verb

: to state again or in another way

Examples of restate in a Sentence

She needs to restate her arguments. though I couldn't remember the exact words he used, I restated his message as accurately as I could
Recent Examples on the Web But in a recent Q. and A. document posted to the university’s website, Dr. Jameson, an endocrinologist who served as dean of Penn’s medical school, restated the idea that the trustees’ role was to delegate management to academic leaders and the faculty. Stephanie Saul, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024 Being forced to restate your concerns is frustrating, but step back and breathe before arguing., Hartford Courant, 5 Jan. 2024 City officials restated Wednesday that reviewing and redacting every video to protect personal information such as images of faces, license plates and backyards would have taken a full-time employee about 230 days to complete. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Jan. 2024 What better time than the new year to restate your team’s purpose. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2024 The homelessness crisis won’t be solved by sticking our head in the sand, denying the scale of the problem, and restating old talking points. Kevin Corinth, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 Altman, who was fired as OpenAI chief executive officer in November and quickly restated, irked some board members by raising funds for other endeavors. Mark Gurman, Fortune, 27 Dec. 2023 The Niners’ front, assisted by linebacker Dre Greenlaw’s improved health and able to pressure Lawrence into an interception by San Marcos’ Fred Warner, restated its case for best-in-class status by a slight margin over the NFC East-leading Eagles. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2023 Curtis has since deleted her post and, like many celebrities, later restated her concerns with less polarizing language. Samantha Chery, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of restate was circa 1713

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“Restate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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re·​state (ˈ)rē-ˈstāt How to pronounce restate (audio)
: to state again or in another way

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