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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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 Wallace restated the question a few times before giving up. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Trump’s Defense Is Not Ready for Prime Time," 30 Sep. 2019 Kraft Heinz has also had to deal with an accounting probe from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the company recently restated earnings from 2016, 2017 and parts of 2018 following an internal review of its books. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "More trouble for Kraft Heinz: Its bonds could soon be rated junk," 12 Aug. 2019 The president stated and restated his view that his administration could define the cost of an asset for tax purposes as cost plus inflation. Grover Norquist, Twin Cities, "Grover Norquist: Indexing capital gains helps more than the rich," 29 Aug. 2019 In its first public comment on Hong Kong's offer, the LSE restated its commitment to the Refinitiv transaction. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Why Hong Kong's audacious bid for the London Stock Exchange may be doomed," 12 Sep. 2019 The royal court issued a statement afterward, saying the king restated the need for the creation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 lines, with east Jerusalem as its capital. Washington Post, "Israel approves Palestinian construction in West Bank," 1 Aug. 2019 Miocic owned your weekend, reclaiming his UFC title and restating his case as the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history. Doug Lesmerises,, "Stipe Miocic, Simone Biles and a tale of two Ohio champions: Doug Lesmerises," 19 Aug. 2019 During remarks Friday, Biden restated his point from the previous night. Jonathan Allen, NBC News, "Whether Biden's gaffe is an old problem or a new one, he needs a fix," 9 Aug. 2019 King Abdullah II met on Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and restated his position that the creation of a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital is the only way to end the conflict. Washington Post, "Jordan king backs Palestinian state ahead of Kushner visit," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of restate

circa 1713, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2019

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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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