Definition of reword in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈwəːd/


[with object]
Put (something) into different words: there is a sound reason for rewording that clause
More example sentences
  • If I was rewriting, I would reword the post differently to make this clear.
  • You might still want to reword the material if the context is different enough to justify such alterations, but there's no ethical obligation to do so.
  • However, certain questions were reworded slightly to capture differences between respondents' intentions last fall and their actual behavior over the past year.
rewrite, rephrase, recast, put differently, put another way, put in other words, express differently, redraft, rework, revise, rescript, edit;

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