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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Example sentences
So let's rephrase the question to see what the researchers really studied.
However, to play on an even field, let me rephrase the question to you.
And that confuses me a little bit, so let me rephrase the question.
Did you ever receive--not rephrase it, but restate the question.
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