re·​state·​ment | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈstāt-mənt How to pronounce restatement (audio) \

Definition of restatement

1 : something that is restated
2 : the act of restating

Synonyms & Antonyms for restatement



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of restatement in a Sentence

the press release provides no new details—it is merely a restatement of information we already have
Recent Examples on the Web The bank said a planned £1 billion share buyback program would be delayed until discussions with the SEC about the potential restatement of 2021 financials related to the debt-sale mishap are concluded. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 Celebrate the restatement of vows by couples who want to reaffirm their love in a historic setting., 25 Feb. 2022 Using such an auditor for 15% of the work, for example, increased the risk of a restatement by 32% and of a late filing by 39%, compared with not using an auditor from a weak-rule-of-law country. Jean Eaglesham, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 Businesses would also have to claw back incentive pay granted to both current and former executives for as many as three years before a restatement. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2021 Keep an eye out for any leases that were previously categorized as capital leases; in some cases, a restatement entry may be necessary for those obligations. Michael Juby, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 For example, one of the most serious deficiencies is when an audit fails to uncover a material error that leads to the restatement of company financials. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2021 The restatement was completed in May, and the overall changes were apparently very small. Trefis Team, Forbes, 29 June 2021 The ad buy follows Trump’s restatement this week of his endorsement of Wright, who is running to replace her late husband, Ron Wright, who died in February after battling COVID-19 and cancer. Dallas News, 24 July 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'restatement.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of restatement

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About restatement

Time Traveler for restatement

Time Traveler

The first known use of restatement was in 1803

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near restatement




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for restatement

Last Updated

15 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Restatement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for restatement


Re·​state·​ment | \ ˌrē-ˈstāt-mənt \

Legal Definition of Restatement

: any of several volumes produced by the American Law Institute and authored by legal scholars and experts that set forth statements of major areas of law (as contracts, torts, trusts, and property) and are widely referred to in jurisprudence but are not binding

More from Merriam-Webster on restatement

Nglish: Translation of restatement for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!