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paraphrase
American English: /ˈpɛrəˌfreɪz/
British English: /ˈparəfreɪz/

Translation of paraphrase in Spanish:

noun

countable and uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • In his early years as a teacher he wrote explanatory paraphrases of many of Aristotle's works, setting a pattern of exegesis which continued to be followed throughout the Middle Ages.
    • He cannot get around that by saying he wrote a paraphrase down on a piece of paper.
    • The interviews were taped, transcribed, and translated: the texts should be considered as paraphrases.

transitive verb

  • Example sentences
    • The discovery of every tale, Naipaul writes, paraphrasing Joseph Conrad, is a moral one.
    • In part because the meanings of a Beethoven symphony can't be paraphrased into words, one can make purely personal, emotional use of the music.
    • The answers are paraphrased as I wrote them down as fast as I could.
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