1. paraphrase

noun. ['ˈpɛrəˌfreɪz'] rewording for the purpose of clarification.


  • rewording
  • paraphrasis
  • recasting
  • rephrasing


  • differ

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Rhymes with Paraphrase

  • invirase
  • jaffray's

How do you pronounce paraphrase?

Pronounce paraphrase as ˈpɛrəˌfreɪz.

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Sentences with paraphrase

1. Verb, base form
Insert the quote or paraphrase the material you want to use.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Avoid quotations and paraphrase unless an exact quote is critical to interpreting the information.

3. Adjective
So paraphrase and summarize when necessary.

Quotes about paraphrase

1. I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here... rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth.
- Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

2. Log Entry: SOL 118My conversation with NASA about the Water Reclaimer was boring and riddled with technical details. So I'll paraphrase for you:Me: "This is obviously a clog. How about I take it apart and check the internal tubing?"NASA: (After about 5 hours of deliberation) "No. You'll fuck it up and die."So I took it apart.
- Andy Weir, The Martian

2. paraphrase

verb. ['ˈpɛrəˌfreɪz'] express the same message in different words.


  • repeat
  • restate
  • retell
  • reword
  • ingeminate
  • reiterate
  • iterate
  • translate