Reword
Reword Re*word", v. t. 1. To repeat in the same words; to re["e]cho. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To alter the wording of; to restate in other words; as, to reword an idea or a passage. [1913 Webster]


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  • reword — (v.) to express in other words, c.1600, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + WORD (Cf. word) (v.). Related: Reworded; rewording …   Etymology dictionary

  • reword — [rē wʉrd′] vt. 1. to state or express again in other words; change the wording of 2. Rare to repeat in the same words …   English World dictionary

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  • reword — UK [ˌriːˈwɜː(r)d] / US [ˌrɪˈwɜrd] verb [transitive] Word forms reword : present tense I/you/we/they reword he/she/it rewords present participle rewording past tense reworded past participle reworded to express something using different words in… …   English dictionary

  • reword — /ree werrd /, v.t. 1. to put into other words: to reword a contract. 2. to repeat. [1590 1600; RE + WORD] * * * …   Universalium

  • reword — re|word [ˌri:ˈwə:d US ˈwə:rd] v [T] to say or write something again in different words, in order to make it easier to understand or more suitable = ↑rephrase ▪ Let me reword my question …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reword — verb (T) to say or write something again in different words, in order to make it easier to understand or more suitable: Let me reword my question …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reword — re•word [[t]riˈwɜrd[/t]] v. t. 1) to put into other words: to reword a contract[/ex] 2) to express in the same words; repeat …   From formal English to slang

  • reword — transitive verb Date: 1602 1. to repeat in the same words 2. to alter the wording of; also to restate in other words …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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