re·​word | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈwərd How to pronounce reword (audio) \
reworded; rewording; rewords

Definition of reword

transitive verb

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

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You should reword this sentence. I'll reword the question for you so you can better understand it.
Recent Examples on the Web But since news broke of the employees’ allegations, the company has updated the site, removing all contact information for the company’s headquarters and reworded much of the guidance for customers. Dallas News, 7 May 2020 Importantly, Oregon also agreed to reword Wallace’s transcript notation. Kenny Jacoby, USA Today, 12 Dec. 2019 Anyone can take anything out of context and reword it. Jacob Bernstein, New York Times, 4 Dec. 2019 Whereas science has traditionally been guided by dispassionate, male-centric authority, women are rewording climate conversations to honor the collective, connective nature of the problem. Dan Zak, Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2019 Ester wants to reword the lyrics and replace the original instrumentation with more of a dance-pop feel. Robbie Daw, Billboard, 5 Sep. 2019 Ring changed its terms of service earlier this year, rewording things in such a way that made people guess that the company may unveil its own facial recognition technology in the near future. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, 6 July 2018 Recruiters lure people abroad with a lucrative contract that is later reworded, sometimes in a language the individual does not understand. The Economist, 3 May 2018 The deputy AGs had questions early on and helped the insurance department reword the guidance, Cameron said. Audrey Dutton, idahostatesman, 3 Feb. 2018

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1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of reword

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


re·​word | \ ˌrē-ˈwərd How to pronounce reword (audio) \
reworded; rewording

Kids Definition of reword

: to state in different words Let me reword the question.


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