reword

play
verb re·word \ (ˌ)rē-ˈwərd \

Definition of reword

transitive verb
1 :to repeat in the same words
2 :to alter the wording of; also :to restate in other words

Examples of reword in a Sentence

  1. You should reword this sentence.

  2. I'll reword the question for you so you can better understand it.

Recent Examples of reword from the Web

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

First Known Use of reword

1602

reword Synonyms


REWORD Defined for English Language Learners

reword

play
verb

Definition of reword for English Language Learners

  • : to state (something) again using different and often simpler words


REWORD Defined for Kids

reword

play
verb re·word \ ˌrē-ˈwərd \

Definition of reword for Students

reworded; rewording
:to state in different words
  • Let me reword the question.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reword? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a ram's-horn trumpet used in Judaism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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