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 Two things would help: (1) clear simple schematic explaining the new methodologies (2) go back and restate 2018 to date results based on the latest methodology. Brad Adgate, Forbes, "As Their Ratings Drop TV Networks Fault Nielsen; Media Researchers Weigh In," 20 Apr. 2021 Why doesn’t your daughter want to restate something more kindly? Washington Post, "My 8-year-old is constantly mean to her sister. How can I correct her behavior?," 14 Apr. 2021 SPACs that are affected would have to restate their financial results if the fluctuations are deemed to be material, the SEC said. Dave Michaels, WSJ, "Regulators Step Up Scrutiny of SPACs With New View on Warrants," 13 Apr. 2021 The hydrogen and fuel-cell technology company will restate its results for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 as well as quarterly filings for the 2019 and 2020 periods, mainly due to accounting errors. James Willhite, WSJ, "Plug Power, CrowdStrike, Uber, GameStop: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today," 17 Mar. 2021 Inserting families back into the overburdened and capricious immigration court system to restate their asylum claims is another option — one that immigrant advocates are adamantly discouraging. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Biden’s task force explores legal status for separated migrant families. It could get complicated.," 7 Mar. 2021 As its vice president, Nkrumah led a network of African organizations to restate the demand for self-government. Yosola Olorunshola, Quartz, "How the West African Students Union drove the anti-colonial agenda in 20th century London," 6 Mar. 2021 More than a dozen public safety and health officials gathered on Milwaukee’s west side Friday to restate their commitment to addressing violent crime as a public health issue in 2021. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee leaders unite to reaffirm pledge to approach violent crime from public health perspective," 16 Jan. 2021 Dear Meh: One way to cover yourself is to restate some benign facts and ask some benign questions. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Cancer during pandemic is overwhelming," 13 Dec. 2020

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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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2 May 2021

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“Restate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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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