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paraphrase

verb [I or T] uk   /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
paraphrase
noun [C] uk   us  
She gave us a quick paraphrase of what had been said.
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