retell


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re·tell

 (rē-tĕl′)
tr.v. re·told (-tōld′), re·tell·ing, re·tells
1. To relate or tell again or in a different form.
2. To count again.

retell

(riːˈtɛl)
vb (tr) , -tells, -telling or -told
to relate (a story, etc) again or differently

retell


Past participle: retold
Gerund: retelling

Imperative
retell
retell
Present
I retell
you retell
he/she/it retells
we retell
you retell
they retell
Preterite
I retold
you retold
he/she/it retold
we retold
you retold
they retold
Present Continuous
I am retelling
you are retelling
he/she/it is retelling
we are retelling
you are retelling
they are retelling
Present Perfect
I have retold
you have retold
he/she/it has retold
we have retold
you have retold
they have retold
Past Continuous
I was retelling
you were retelling
he/she/it was retelling
we were retelling
you were retelling
they were retelling
Past Perfect
I had retold
you had retold
he/she/it had retold
we had retold
you had retold
they had retold
Future
I will retell
you will retell
he/she/it will retell
we will retell
you will retell
they will retell
Future Perfect
I will have retold
you will have retold
he/she/it will have retold
we will have retold
you will have retold
they will have retold
Future Continuous
I will be retelling
you will be retelling
he/she/it will be retelling
we will be retelling
you will be retelling
they will be retelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retelling
you have been retelling
he/she/it has been retelling
we have been retelling
you have been retelling
they have been retelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retelling
you will have been retelling
he/she/it will have been retelling
we will have been retelling
you will have been retelling
they will have been retelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retelling
you had been retelling
he/she/it had been retelling
we had been retelling
you had been retelling
they had been retelling
Conditional
I would retell
you would retell
he/she/it would retell
we would retell
you would retell
they would retell
Past Conditional
I would have retold
you would have retold
he/she/it would have retold
we would have retold
you would have retold
they would have retold
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.retell - render verbally, "recite a poem"; "retell a story"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
2.retell - make into fiction; "The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
3.retell - to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
perseverate - psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus; "The subjects in this study perseverated"
ditto - repeat an action or statement; "The next speaker dittoed her argument"
harp, dwell - come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"
translate, interpret, render - restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N."
paraphrase, rephrase, reword - express the same message in different words
sum up, summarize, summarise, resume - give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"
quote, cite - repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"
Translations

retell

[ˈriːˈtel] (retold (pt, pp)) VTvolver a contar

retell

[ˌriːˈtɛl] vt [+ story, tale] (= repeat) → raconter à nouveau; (in a new form)adapter

retell

pret, ptp <retold>
vtwiederholen; (novelist) old legendnacherzählen
References in classic literature ?
Now that he was telling it all to Natasha he experienced that pleasure which a man has when women listen to him- not clever women who when listening either try to remember what they hear to enrich their minds and when opportunity offers to retell it, or who wish to adopt it to some thought of their own and promptly contribute their own clever comments prepared in their little mental workshop- but the pleasure given by real women gifted with a capacity to select and absorb the very best a man shows of himself.
I ought to mention here that the following is our way with a story: First, I tell it to him, and then he tells it to me, the understanding being that it is quite a different story; and then I retell it with his additions, and so we go on until no one could say whether it is more his story or mine.
Second are the romances which, battered salvage from a greater past, retell in strangely altered romantic fashion the great stories of classical antiquity, mainly the achievements of Alexander the Great and the tragic fortunes of Troy.
As previously noted, students may, consciously or unconsciously, retell as well as omit various ideas that are part of what was comprehended.
It is also the best time to retell the Easter story of the greatest man for Catholics and Christians.
Now his mother Georgina has put pen to paper to retell the inspirational story of a schoolboy who touched the lives of so many in such a short time.
From this first miscue analysis it was determined that students needed explicit instruction on how to retell.
The findings revealed that a participant's ability to remember and retell a story declined significantly if he or she was also driving during the exercise.
Retell the Sunbury on Thames call recording manufacturer has developed a Voice Firewall which can stop calls to numbers pre-programmed by the owner.
The fact that the stories could be replayed would help children internalise the language and structure of the stories which, as Pie Corbett tells us, is necessary before children can write or retell their own.
Dunn splits the film into thirds to retell the story from each characters perspective, and though Paul's middle version is a bit superfluous, the film and its central characters come alive during Tasha's final segment.
The final step, "Think about what you learned," asks students to retell what they have read and learned in the passage as if the listener knows nothing about the topic.