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rephrase

[ree-freyz] /riˈfreɪz/
verb (used with object), rephrased, rephrasing.
1.
to phrase again or differently:
He rephrased the statement to give it less formality.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; re- + phrase
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British Dictionary definitions for rephrasing

rephrase

/riːˈfreɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to phrase again, esp so as to express more clearly
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Word Origin and History for rephrasing

rephrase

v.

1872, from re- "again" + phrase (v.). Related: Rephrased; rephrasing.

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