rewrite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ write

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rewrite (plural rewrites)

  1. The act of writing again or anew.
  2. Something that has been written again.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

rewrite (third-person singular simple present rewrites, present participle rewriting, simple past rewrote, past participle rewritten)

  1. (transitive) To write again, differently; to modify (a piece of writing or music, etc.).
    The editor asked me to rewrite my article for a non-technical audience.
  2. (transitive) To write out again (without changes).

Usage notes[edit]

  • The verb "restate" has analogous senses "to state again" and "to rephrase, to state again differently".

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