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paraphrases

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plural of paraphrase

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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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paraphrases

verb
present tense third-person singular of paraphrase

Synonyms & Antonyms of paraphrases (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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“Paraphrases.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paraphrases. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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