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

transitive verb

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

Examples of reword in a Sentence

You should reword this sentence. I'll reword the question for you so you can better understand it.
Recent Examples on the Web The prosecution was instructed to reword the question. Gina Kaufman, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2024 Not only was the chatbot’s rewording appropriate for work, it was composed well enough to send without any adjustments. Reece Rogers, WIRED, 15 Feb. 2024 The new version of the book differs subtly from the one originally slated for March, with multiple sections revised and reworded. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2023 Duncan, 71, was patient with questions, perhaps slightly reworded each time, that boiled down to: What took so long? John Williams, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2023 For example, did the Timucuas who worked with the Spanish priests really embrace Christianity, or was their sly rewording an act of resistance? Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2023 So the client completely reworded their job advertisements. Andrea Davey, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 The second path is an effort by some in the insurance industry to reword the longstanding war exclusions. David Uberti, WSJ, 14 Mar. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reword was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Reword.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​word (ˈ)rē-ˈwərd How to pronounce reword (audio)
: to state in different words
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