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re·write

 (rē-rīt′)
v. re·wrote (-rōt′), re·writ·ten (-rĭt′n), re·writ·ing, re·writes
v.tr.
1. To write again, especially in a different or improved form; revise.
2. To put (material submitted to a newspaper or magazine) in a form suitable for publishing.
3. Computers To save (a usually altered file) over its most recent version in the same storage location.
v.intr.
To make revisions in written material.
n. (rē′rīt′)
1. The act or an instance of rewriting.
2. Something rewritten.

re·writ′a·ble, re·write′a·ble adj.
re·writ′er n.

rewrite

vb (tr) , -writes, -writing, -wrote or -written
1. to write (written material) again, esp changing the words or form
2. (Computer Science) computing to return (data) to a store when it has been erased during reading
n
something rewritten

re•write

(v. riˈraɪt; n. ˈriˌraɪt)

v. -wrote, -writ•ten, -writ•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to write in a different form or manner; revise.
2. to write again.
3. to write (news submitted by a reporter) for inclusion in a newspaper.
4. Computers. to record (new or modified data) on a storage or output medium, replacing existing data.
n.
5. the news story rewritten.
6. something written in a different form or manner; revision.
[1560–70]
re•writ′a•ble, re•write′a•ble, adj.
re•writ′er, n.

rewrite


Past participle: rewritten
Gerund: rewriting

Imperative
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rewrite
Present
I rewrite
you rewrite
he/she/it rewrites
we rewrite
you rewrite
they rewrite
Preterite
I rewrote
you rewrote
he/she/it rewrote
we rewrote
you rewrote
they rewrote
Present Continuous
I am rewriting
you are rewriting
he/she/it is rewriting
we are rewriting
you are rewriting
they are rewriting
Present Perfect
I have rewritten
you have rewritten
he/she/it has rewritten
we have rewritten
you have rewritten
they have rewritten
Past Continuous
I was rewriting
you were rewriting
he/she/it was rewriting
we were rewriting
you were rewriting
they were rewriting
Past Perfect
I had rewritten
you had rewritten
he/she/it had rewritten
we had rewritten
you had rewritten
they had rewritten
Future
I will rewrite
you will rewrite
he/she/it will rewrite
we will rewrite
you will rewrite
they will rewrite
Future Perfect
I will have rewritten
you will have rewritten
he/she/it will have rewritten
we will have rewritten
you will have rewritten
they will have rewritten
Future Continuous
I will be rewriting
you will be rewriting
he/she/it will be rewriting
we will be rewriting
you will be rewriting
they will be rewriting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rewriting
you have been rewriting
he/she/it has been rewriting
we have been rewriting
you have been rewriting
they have been rewriting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rewriting
you will have been rewriting
he/she/it will have been rewriting
we will have been rewriting
you will have been rewriting
they will have been rewriting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rewriting
you had been rewriting
he/she/it had been rewriting
we had been rewriting
you had been rewriting
they had been rewriting
Conditional
I would rewrite
you would rewrite
he/she/it would rewrite
we would rewrite
you would rewrite
they would rewrite
Past Conditional
I would have rewritten
you would have rewritten
he/she/it would have rewritten
we would have rewritten
you would have rewritten
they would have rewritten
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rewrite - something that has been written again; "the rewrite was much better"
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
Verb1.rewrite - write differently; alter the writing of; "The student rewrote his thesis"
write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
decipher, decode, decrypt - convert code into ordinary language
transliterate, transcribe - rewrite in a different script; "The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated"
transcribe - make a phonetic transcription of; "The anthropologist transcribed the sentences of the native informant"
revise - make revisions in; "revise a thesis"
2.rewrite - rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose; "re-write a play for use in schools"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

rewrite

verb revise, correct, edit, recast, touch up, redraft, emend students rewrite their papers and submit them

rewrite

verb
To prepare a new version of:
noun
The act or process of revising:
Translations
يُعيدُ كِتابَة، يَكْتُبُ ثانِيَةً
přepsat
omskrive
átfogalmazátírújra ír
endurrita; umskrifa
perrašyti
pārrakstītuzrakstīt no jauna
rescrie
prepísať
ponovno napisati
yeniden yazmak

rewrite

[ˌriːˈraɪt] (rewrote (pt)) [ˌriːˈrəʊt] (rewritten (pp)) [ˌriːˈrɪtn]
A. VTreescribir; [+ text] → rehacer, refundir
B. [ˈriːraɪt] Nnueva versión f, refundición f

rewrite

[ˌriːˈraɪt] [rewrote] [ˌriːˈrəʊt] (pt) [rewritten] [ˌriːˈrɪtən] (pp) vt [+ story, essay, article] → récrire, réécrire
to rewrite history → récrire l'histoire

rewrite

vb: pret <rewrote> ptp <rewritten>
vt (= write out again)neu schreiben; (= recast)umschreiben; to rewrite historydie Geschichte umschreiben; to rewrite the record bookseinen neuen Rekord verzeichnen
n this is just a rewrite of his first noveldies ist nur ein Neuaufguss mseines ersten Romans; it needs a complete rewritees muss vollständig neu geschrieben werden

rewrite

[ˌriːˈraɪt] vtriscrivere

rewrite

(riːˈrait) past tense rewrote (riˈrout) : past participle reˈwritten (riˈritn) verb
to write again.
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