re phrase

rephrase

[ree-freyz]
verb (used with object), rephrased, rephrasing.
to phrase again or differently: He rephrased the statement to give it less formality.

Origin:
1890–95; re- + phrase

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rephrase (riːˈfreɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to phrase again, esp so as to express more clearly

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rephrase
1895, from re- "back, again" + phrase (v.) (see phrase).
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