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[ree-steyt] /riˈsteɪt/
verb (used with object), restated, restating.
to state again or in a new way.
Origin of restate
1705-15; re- + state
Related forms
restatement, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for restate
  • Preview the words and definitions with students and challenge them to restate the definitions in their own words.
  • Please re-translate and restate in an understandable form.
  • And, to restate my initial point in another way, such evidence is simply not in the domain of science.
  • There is no need to restate here the well-known claims and convictions of both sides.
  • It is not the purpose of this article to outline the events of the strike, or restate what is generally known.
  • Perhaps you could restate this in other terms that are more easy to interpret.
  • Ask the interviewer to restate a question if you are confused.
  • The responding party shall restate each interrogatory before responding to it.
  • Ask older adults with hearing loss to restate instructions and other important information in their own words.
  • Asked the potential research subject to restate concepts not clearly understood.
British Dictionary definitions for restate


(transitive) to state or affirm again or in a new way
Derived Forms
restatement, noun
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Word Origin and History for restate

also re-state, 1713, from re- + state (v.). Related: Restated; restating.

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