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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Araud continues to restate his basic position, even in the tweet above sent after Noah’s response was released, without grasping the subtlety of Noah’s points about context and identity. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Trevor Noah’s feud with France over race, identity, and Africa — explained," 19 July 2018 The North is restating its long-time position, and better for the world to know the truth going into the summit than bank on false hopes. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Korean Summit Maneuvers," 16 May 2018 Of course all of this came after a series of disastrous months for the business, including missing earnings, restating past earnings, and falling out of the Dow. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "After Months of Selling Off Many of Its Businesses, What's Left of General Electric?," 26 June 2018 Google really only restated the obvious: Hardware doesn’t really matter anymore, especially since most of our devices have more power than we’re using. David Pierce, WSJ, "Google Pixel 3 Review: This Phone Upgrades the Whole Android Universe," 15 Oct. 2018 Among other challenges, MiMedx is in the process of restating its financial results back to 2012. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Former MiMedx Executives to Lose Compensation," 21 Sep. 2018 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

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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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