par•a•phrasePronunciation: (par'u-frāz"), [key]
—n., v., -phrased, -phras•ing.
a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording.
the act or process of restating or rewording.
to render the meaning of in a paraphrase: to paraphrase a technical paper for lay readers.
to make a paraphrase or paraphrases.
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