paraphrase

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See also: Paraphrase and paraphrasé

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From Middle French paraphrase

Noun[edit]

paraphrase (countable and uncountable, plural paraphrases)

  1. A restatement of a text in different words, often to clarify meaning.
  2. (Scotland) One of a certain number of Scripture passages turned into verse for use in the service of praise.

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paraphrase (third-person singular simple present paraphrases, present participle paraphrasing, simple past and past participle paraphrased)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To restate something as, or to compose a paraphrase.

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paraphrase

  1. first-person singular present indicative of paraphraser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of paraphraser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of paraphraser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of paraphraser
  5. second-person singular imperative of paraphraser