rewrite history

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rewrite history

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

Word by Word Definitions

rewrite play
  1. : to write in reply

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

  3. : to put (contributed material) into form for publication

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

  2. : an act or instance of rewriting

history play
  1. : tale, story

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

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


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