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v. re·wrote (-rōt′), re·writ·ten (-rĭt′n), re·writ·ing, re·writes
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.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rewriting - editing that involves writing something again
editing, redaction - putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
revisal, revise, revision, rescript - the act of rewriting something
recasting, rephrasing, rewording - changing a particular word or phrase
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Thanks to him, and thanks to his apparatus, I was each day nearer the completion of my submarine studies; and I was rewriting my book of submarine depths in its very element.
So once more he set to work rewriting all that had been lost.
Our proverbs want rewriting. They were made in winter, and it is summer now; spring-time for me, I think, a very dance of blossoms in blue skies."
Much of the rewriting process, subsequently undertaken by Northridge Law LLP, has been focused on the presentation and structure of the rules with racing's participants, at times, struggling to understand and interpret them.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is seeking public comment on rewriting the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rules.
Rewriting Children's Rights Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Jan 23 (ANI): Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand nephew, Chandra Kumar Bose, on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted the demand for rewriting the 'true history of the Indian freedom struggle'.
Fanger, Claire, Rewriting Magic: An Exegesis of the Visionary Autobiography of a Fourteenth-Century French Monk (Magic in History), University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015; hardback; pp.
My beloved profession, known and revered in the analogue world of past centuries as "writing," has been grotesquely twisted and coopted into this thing called "rewriting."
Chitlik, a screenwriter, director, and producer, guides new screenwriters through the process of rewriting a script for a Hollywood studio.
This new edition provides more tools for effective rewriting, offering keys to page reduction, sample rewrites, strategies for handling difficult challenges during the process, and insights on how a more effective screenplay can work.