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par·a·phrase

 (păr′ə-frāz′)
n.
1. A restatement of a text or passage in another form or other words, often to clarify meaning.
2. The restatement of texts in other words as a studying or teaching device.
3. The adaptation or alteration of a text or quotation to serve a different purpose from that of the original.
v. par·a·phrased, par·a·phras·ing, par·a·phras·es
v.tr.
1. To restate using different words, especially to clarify.
2. To adapt or alter (a text or quotation) to serve a different purpose from that of the original: "It's tempting to paraphrase an environmental slogan and say, 'Think globally, pray locally'" (Christian Science Monitor).
v.intr.
To compose a paraphrase.

[French, from Latin paraphrasis, from Greek, from paraphrazein, to paraphrase : para-, alongside; see para-1 + phrazein, to show, explain; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots.]

par′a·phras′a·ble adj.
par′a·phras′er n.
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paraphrase

(ˈpærəˌfreɪz)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an expression of a statement or text in other words, esp in order to clarify
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the practice of making paraphrases
vb
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to put (something) into other words; restate (something)
[C16: via French from Latin paraphrasis, from Greek, from paraphrazein to recount]
paraphrastic adj
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par•a•phrase

(ˈpær əˌfreɪz)

n., v. -phrased, -phras•ing. n.
1. a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.
2. the act or process of restating or rewording.
v.t.
3. to express in a paraphrase.
v.i.
4. to make a paraphrase.
[1540–50; < Middle French < Latin paraphrasis < Greek paráphrasis. See para-1, phrase]
par′a•phras`a•ble, adj.
par′a•phras`er, n.
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paraphrasis, paraphrase

the recasting of an idea in words different from that originally used, whether in the same language or in a translation. Cf. metaphrasis, periphrasis. — paraphrastic, paraphrastical, adj.
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paraphrase


Past participle: paraphrased
Gerund: paraphrasing

Imperative
paraphrase
paraphrase
Present
I paraphrase
you paraphrase
he/she/it paraphrases
we paraphrase
you paraphrase
they paraphrase
Preterite
I paraphrased
you paraphrased
he/she/it paraphrased
we paraphrased
you paraphrased
they paraphrased
Present Continuous
I am paraphrasing
you are paraphrasing
he/she/it is paraphrasing
we are paraphrasing
you are paraphrasing
they are paraphrasing
Present Perfect
I have paraphrased
you have paraphrased
he/she/it has paraphrased
we have paraphrased
you have paraphrased
they have paraphrased
Past Continuous
I was paraphrasing
you were paraphrasing
he/she/it was paraphrasing
we were paraphrasing
you were paraphrasing
they were paraphrasing
Past Perfect
I had paraphrased
you had paraphrased
he/she/it had paraphrased
we had paraphrased
you had paraphrased
they had paraphrased
Future
I will paraphrase
you will paraphrase
he/she/it will paraphrase
we will paraphrase
you will paraphrase
they will paraphrase
Future Perfect
I will have paraphrased
you will have paraphrased
he/she/it will have paraphrased
we will have paraphrased
you will have paraphrased
they will have paraphrased
Future Continuous
I will be paraphrasing
you will be paraphrasing
he/she/it will be paraphrasing
we will be paraphrasing
you will be paraphrasing
they will be paraphrasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paraphrasing
you have been paraphrasing
he/she/it has been paraphrasing
we have been paraphrasing
you have been paraphrasing
they have been paraphrasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paraphrasing
you will have been paraphrasing
he/she/it will have been paraphrasing
we will have been paraphrasing
you will have been paraphrasing
they will have been paraphrasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paraphrasing
you had been paraphrasing
he/she/it had been paraphrasing
we had been paraphrasing
you had been paraphrasing
they had been paraphrasing
Conditional
I would paraphrase
you would paraphrase
he/she/it would paraphrase
we would paraphrase
you would paraphrase
they would paraphrase
Past Conditional
I would have paraphrased
you would have paraphrased
he/she/it would have paraphrased
we would have paraphrased
you would have paraphrased
they would have paraphrased
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraphrase - rewording for the purpose of clarification
recasting, rephrasing, rewording - changing a particular word or phrase
translation - rewording something in less technical terminology
Verb1.paraphrase - express the same message in different words
ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell - to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"
translate - express, as in simple and less technical language; "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

paraphrase

verb
1. reword, interpret, render, restate, rehash, rephrase, express in other words or your own words Baxter paraphrased the contents of the press release.
noun
1. rewording, version, interpretation, rendering, translation, rendition, rehash, restatement, rephrasing The following is a paraphrase of his remarks.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

paraphrase

noun
A restating of something in other, especially simpler, words:
verb
To express the meaning of in other, especially simpler, words:
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Translations
تَفْسير، شَرْح بِكَلِمات اُخْرىيُفَسِّر بِكَلِمات أخرى
parafrázepřevést
genfortællegenfortælling
más szavakkal elmondparafrázis
umorîaumorîun
atpasakojimasparafrazėparafrazuoti
parafrāze, pārcēlumsparafrazēt
parafrázaparafrázovať
açıklamaaçıklamakaçımlamaaçımlamakgenişletme

paraphrase

[ˈpærəfreɪz]
A. Nparáfrasis f inv
B. VTparafrasear
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paraphrase

[ˈpærəfreɪz]
vtparaphraser
nparaphrase f
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paraphrase

nUmschreibung f, → Paraphrase f (geh)
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paraphrase

[ˈpærəˌfreɪz]
1. nparafrasi f inv
2. vtparafrasare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

paraphrase

(ˈpӕrəfreiz) verb
to repeat, in speech or writing, in different words. He paraphrased the poem in modern English.
noun
something which repeats something else in different words. He made a paraphrase of the poem.
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References in classic literature ?
The first Christian writer was Caedmon (pronounced Kadmon), who toward the end of the seventh century paraphrased in Anglo-Saxon verse some portions of the Bible.
Here is a simplified and paraphrased version of Federal Court judge Tan Sri Zainun Ali's full 100-page judgment that was sighted by the Malay Mail:
Choosing something where I could assume prior knowledge by the students would eliminate the need for any instruction on the materials to be paraphrased. I printed out portions of lyrics from several of her well-known hits, including "Shake It Off," "Teardrops on My Guitar," "Love Story," "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "Blank Space," and "Wildest Dreams" using the website AZLyrics.com.
But Heath Independent councillor Fenella Bowden called in the report claiming the comments attributed to her in it were not her words and that her page and a half full of comments had been paraphrased.
For paraphrased ideas, credit is given by putting the source's name and the page number or URL in parentheses at the end of the paraphrased idea.
Both groups paraphrased a moderate and a difficult one-paragraph passage midway through the semester and a lengthier passage at the end.
The tendency then is construct assignment work around quoted or closely paraphrased source material.
Paraphrased, however, it can be clear, crisp and meaningful: The CEO said a staff incentive program would encourage more effective problem-solving at the employee level.
When the Democratic presidential candidate used the paraphrased line again, he credited Toles.
During that time, he "spent two birthdays in jail, saw his financial situation fall into ruins and had a brother pass away," the Arizona Daily Star paraphrased him as saying.
Over the next 6 weeks these students completed a series of weekly assignments in which they paraphrased quotes from important developmentalists (Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, etc.).