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 Wu restated her plan to make public transportation free., "Eight candidates for four at-large council seats lay out their platforms - The Boston Globe," 23 Oct. 2019 Boeing's clawback policy governing the return of past executive pay kicks in if the company must restate prior financial statements or if an executive or one of their direct reports has been deemed to have committed fraud. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "Boeing's ousted CEO could get $26.5 million golden parachute," 23 Dec. 2019 But Seoul’s decision to postpone its exit from the pact was conditional, again restating a demand that Tokyo reverse an earlier decision to place controls on its exports to South Korea. Washington Post, "Under U.S. pressure, South Korea holds off ending intelligence pact with Japan," 22 Nov. 2019 Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams each delivered opening statements before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, restating their knowledge of a key aspect of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. USA TODAY, "Read the opening statements of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams," 19 Nov. 2019 Kraft Heinz wrote down its own value by another more than $1 billion in August, and also restated financial results after an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Josh Funk,, "Has Warren Buffett lost his touch? Berkshire’s trailing S&P 500 — and Kraft Heinz is part of the problem.," 8 Nov. 2019 On Thursday, Sanders released a seven-minute video statement to supporters thanking them for their well wishes and restating his commitment to the campaign. Los Angeles Times, "Elizabeth Warren, 70, flaunts her fitness as Democratic candidates’ health becomes a debate issue," 14 Oct. 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, The Denver Post, "Grover Norquist: Trump should index capital gains to spare millions of Americans from paying taxes on inflation," 27 Aug. 2019 Once the doors close, chief judge hopefuls formally declare their candidacy for the ballot and have an opportunity to restate their campaign pitch. Juan Perez Jr.,, "A secret vote will choose Cook County’s next judicial chief. A $270 million budget, thousands of employees, and the future of a huge court system are at stake.," 11 Sep. 2019

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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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16 Jan 2020

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“Restate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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