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rephrase

Syllabification: re·phrase
Pronunciation: /rēˈfrāz
 
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Definition of rephrase in English:

verb

[with object]
Express (an idea or question) in an alternative way, especially with the purpose of changing the detail or perspective of the original idea or question: rephrase the statement so that it is clear
More example sentences
  • Aunt Patty asked, rephrasing the question slightly.
  • Twenty years on, scholars are rephrasing Darnton's initial question, ‘what is the history of books?’
  • Fayd asked, rephrasing his question carefully.
Synonyms
reword, recast, put in other words, express differently, paraphrase

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