Definition of paraphraser in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈparəfreɪzə/

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A person who expresses the meaning of something written or spoken using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity: Will is a skilful paraphraser
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  • It is not essential for us to establish whether or not Andronicus was the first paraphraser of Aristotle.
  • It's hard to tell if the tone is the original poster's, or that of the paraphraser.
  • Every allegedly great age is an age of translations, beginning with Geoffrey Chaucer, paraphraser of Virgil and Ovid, condenser of old stories he had found in Latin, French, and Italian.

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