re·​state | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈstāt How to pronounce restate (audio) \
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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That’s worth restating: the chief lobbyist for American lawyers is fighting a bill that seeks to stop rampant law-breaking. Max De Haldevang, Quartz, "The American Bar Association is fighting Washington’s efforts to tackle money laundering," 1 July 2019 Companies had to change their accounting and reporting practices and train staff to process adjustments for inflation in addition to restating comparative figures in financial reports to reflect the loss of purchasing power of the Argentine peso. Maria Armental, WSJ, "Argentine Banks Stumble in Adoption of New Accounting Standard," 24 June 2019 Former Vice President Joe Biden has broken with the Democratic Party in restating his opposition to using federal money to pay for most abortions, drawing fire from rivals in the 2020 presidential race., "Today: The Eyes of the World Are Upon Them," 6 June 2019 The foundation restated its 2017 financial statement to reflect the accounting change. Kathleen Pender,, "Silicon Valley foundation’s crypto assets plunged, but donations rose in 2018," 22 June 2019 Legislators restated the state’s liberal reputation by making Illinois the 11th in America to legalise the recreational use and sale of marijuana, from January 1st. The Economist, "More liberal, functional Illinois," 21 June 2019 The settlement also gives Carlsbad officials and residents a greater say in decisions about any changes at the airport, though some critics said the deal essentially restates the status quo. (charlie Neuman), San Diego Union-Tribune, "Residents file second lawsuit over Carlsbad airport," 6 June 2019 Our concerns about climate change, to restate the obvious, are not for the climate itself. Nathaniel Rich, Harper's magazine, "Ruina Mundi," 10 May 2019 Johnson restates his argument that the U.K. must be able to choose., "Juncker Lashes Out at Boris Johnson's Speech: Brexit Update," 14 Feb. 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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