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English definition of “paraphrase”

paraphrase

verb [I or T]     /ˈpær.ə.freɪz/ US  /ˈper-/
to repeat something written or spoken using different words, often in a humorous form or in a simpler and shorter form that makes the original meaning clearer Saying againSaying and uttering paraphrase     noun [C] She gave us a quick paraphrase of what had been said.Saying againSaying and uttering
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