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paraphrase

noun

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an instance of expressing something in different words
  • your essays on human rights should have some original thought and not be simply a paraphrase of what's in the textbook

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paraphrase

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of paraphrase (Entry 2 of 2)

to express something (as a text or statement) in different words
  • could you paraphrase your diagnosis of my medical condition, using simpler language?

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The first known use of paraphrase was in 1548

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“Paraphrase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paraphrase. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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