rewrite history

Definition of rewrite history

  1. :  to change what has happened in the past You can't rewrite history.

Word by Word Definitions

rewriteplay
  1. :  to write in reply

    :  to make a revision of (something, such as a story) :  cause to be revised: such as

    :  to put (contributed material) into form for publication

  1. :  a piece of writing (such as a news story) constructed by rewriting

    :  an act or instance of rewriting

historyplay
  1. :  tale, story

    :  a chronological record of significant events (such as those affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes

    :  a treatise presenting systematically related natural phenomena (as of geography, animals, or plants)


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