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Paraphrase

Par´a`phrase   Pronunciation: păr´å`frāz
n.1.A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; - opposed to metaphrase.
His sermons a living paraphrase upon his practice.
- Sowth.
v. t.1.To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.
[imp. & p. p. Paraphrased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Paraphrasing .]
We are put to construe and paraphrase our own words.
- Bp. Stillingfleet.
v. i.1.To make a paraphrase.
Noun1.paraphrase - rewording for the purpose of clarification
Synonyms: paraphrasis
Verb1.paraphrase - express the same message in different words
Synonyms: rephrase, reword
amplification, bilingual text, burlesque, clavis, copy, crib, decipherment, decoding, dummy, duplication, explain, explicate, facsimile, faithful translation, free translation, gloss, glossary, imitation, interlinear, interlinear translation, key, knockoff, loose translation, metaphrase, mock-up, model, paraphrasis, parody, pony, rehash, rendering, rendition, rephrase, rephrasing, replica, representation, reproduction, restate, restatement, reword, rewording, rewrite, rewriting, summarize, transcribe, transcription, translation, transliteration, travesty, trot, version
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