To paraphrase is to repeat a version of something, not the exact words.(verb)
An example of to paraphrase is to repeat a quote that you heard earlier, leaving some parts out.
The definition of a paraphrase is a rewording of something that has been said or written, to make it clearer.(verb)
An example of to paraphrase is to repeat the main points of a speech to someone who didn’t understand.
See paraphrase in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L paraphrasis < Gr < paraphrazein, to say in other words: see para- & phrase
See paraphrase in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Latin paraphrasis
Origin: , from Greek
Origin: , from paraphrazein, to paraphrase
Origin: : para-, alongside; see para-1
Origin: + phrazein, to show, explain; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots.
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