re·state | \(ˌ)rē-ˈstāt \
restated; restating; restates

Definition of restate 

transitive verb

: to state again or in another way

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paraphrase, rephrase, reword, translate



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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

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Steinhoff will have to restate its earnings for at least fiscal 2017, 2016 and 2015 and has hired PwC to investigate the accounting irregularities in more detail. Janice Kew,, "Steinhoff's Wiese Takes Billions in Losses as Stake Falls," 12 Feb. 2018 In Belgium for a NATO summit earlier this week, Trump restated his belief that the U.S. was largely subsidizing the defense of member nations and urged them to contribute a larger percentage of their gross national product to the alliance. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Morning Spin: Asked about trade war, Sanguinetti echoes Trump on NATO," 13 July 2018 But this is a distinction without a difference, as Justice Samuel Alito explained in the majority’s unequivocal opinion restating the anti-commandeering rule. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Issue Is Liberty, Not Gambling," 14 May 2018 Last week, in reporting its earnings for the first three months of the year, Wells noted the results were preliminary and might have to be restated to account for the settlement. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Big penalties for Wells Fargo could be disclosed as early as Friday | Charlotte Observer," 20 Apr. 2018 But analysts said the statement clearly left open a door to additional engagement with the Trump administration, restated Pyongyang’s known demands and avoided criticizing Trump directly. Tracy Wilkinson,, "After North Korea's swipe, Pompeo must focus on pace and structure if nuclear talks are to succeed," 10 July 2018 But the company restated its target of having its tea business hit $3 billion over the next five years, including thanks to packaged tea. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Starbucks Will Now Sell Teavana at Grocery Stores," 26 June 2018 As President Trump’s executive travel ban stranded people around the world and provoked condemnation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada took to social media to restate his country’s open-door policy. Said Ahmed-zaid, idahostatesman, "We should treat refugees with humanity and decency, as we are all the human race," 5 July 2018 Thursday, the company said its audit committee had completed its probe and restated results related to annual reports for 2016 and 2017 and five previously filed quarterly reports. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "Paint Maker PPG Discloses SEC Probe," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of restate

circa 1713, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of restate was circa 1713

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English Language Learners Definition of restate

: to say (something) again or in a different way especially to make the meaning clearer

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