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Definition of rephrase verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rephrase

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfreɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfreɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rephrase
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfreɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfreɪz//
 
he / she / it rephrases
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfreɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfreɪzɪz//
 
past simple rephrased
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfreɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfreɪzd//
 
past participle rephrased
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfreɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfreɪzd//
 
-ing form rephrasing
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfreɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfreɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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rephrase something to say or write something using different words in order to make the meaning clearer I suggest you rephrase that remark. Let me rephrase my question.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rephrase