rewrite

[v. ree-rahyt; n. ree-rahyt]
verb (used with object), rewrote, rewritten, rewriting.
1.
to write in a different form or manner; revise: to rewrite the entire book.
2.
to write again.
3.
to write (news submitted by a reporter) for inclusion in a newspaper.
noun
4.
the news story rewritten.
5.
something written in a different form or manner; revision.

Origin:
1560–70; re- + write

rewriter, noun
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rewrite
 
vb , -writes, -writing, -wrote, -written
1.  to write (written material) again, esp changing the words or form
2.  computing to return (data) to a store when it has been erased during reading
 
n
3.  something rewritten

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Word Origin & History

rewrite
"to write again," 1567, from re- "back, again" + write (q.v.). Journalistic rewrite man is recorded from 1901.
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Example sentences
We understand about the modern version of the book being a rewrite.
They began to rewrite history, steal from others, and it worked.
Explore the top finds and how they rewrite dinosaur history.
And that would support a rewrite of the animal tree.
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