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RETELL (retold)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retell mean? 

RETELL (verb)
  The verb RETELL has 3 senses:

1. render verbally,
2. make into fiction
3. to say, state, or perform again

  Familiarity information: RETELL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETELL (verb)


Sense 1retell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Render verbally,

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

retell; recite

Context examples:

recite a poem / retell a story

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

re-create (create anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2retell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make into fiction

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

fictionalise; fictionalize; retell

Context example:

The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel

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

re-create (create anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3retell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To say, state, or perform again

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

ingeminate; iterate; reiterate; repeat; restate; retell

Context example:

She kept reiterating her request

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

tell (let something be known)

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

perseverate (psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus)

ditto (repeat an action or statement)

dwell; harp (come back to)

interpret; render; translate (restate (words) from one language into another language)

paraphrase; rephrase; reword (express the same message in different words)

resume; sum up; summarise; summarize (give a summary (of))

cite; quote (repeat a passage from)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They won't retell the story


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