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PARAPHRASE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paraphrase mean? 

PARAPHRASE (noun)
  The noun PARAPHRASE has 1 sense:

1. rewording for the purpose of clarification

  Familiarity information: PARAPHRASE used as a noun is very rare.


PARAPHRASE (verb)
  The verb PARAPHRASE has 1 sense:

1. express the same message in different words

  Familiarity information: PARAPHRASE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARAPHRASE (noun)


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Meaning:

Rewording for the purpose of clarification

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

paraphrase; paraphrasis

Hypernyms ("paraphrase" is a kind of...):

recasting; rephrasing; rewording (changing a particular word or phrase)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "paraphrase"):

translation (rewording something in less technical terminology)


PARAPHRASE (verb)


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Meaning:

Express the same message in different words

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

paraphrase; rephrase; reword

Hypernyms (to "paraphrase" is one way to...):

ingeminate; iterate; reiterate; repeat; restate; retell (to say, state, or perform again)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "paraphrase"):

translate (express, as in simple and less technical language)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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