paraphrasing LBJ, McCain said: “I just wish one of them had run for county sheriff.”
(I'm paraphrasing here) Why would anyone need an assault-style rifle anyway?
“We want bread and social justice,” she contends, paraphrasing the slogan of the revolt that toppled Mubarak.
c.1600, from paraphrase (n.) or from French paraphraser. Related: Paraphrased; paraphrasing.
A restatement of speech or writing that retains the basic meaning while changing the words. A paraphrase often clarifies the original statement by putting it into words that are more easily understood.