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paraphrasing

verb
present participle of paraphrase

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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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“Paraphrasing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paraphrasing. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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