Definition of rewrite history
: to change what has happened in the past You can't rewrite history.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: a piece of writing (such as a news story) constructed by rewriting
: an act or instance of rewriting
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