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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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 Lawmakers in Europe this week restated its inflexible stance on corporate data responsibility — part of the reason some services have decided shutting up shop for EU citizens, even temporarily, is the lesser of two evils. Fortune, "Blocking 500 Million Users Is Easier Than Complying With GDPR," 25 May 2018 The company earlier this week restated its quarterly results. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, "MoviePass Owner Names Interim Finance Chief," 21 Mar. 2019 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

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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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