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



BrE BrE//ˌriːˈraɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈraɪt//
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rewrite
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈraɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈraɪt//
he / she / it rewrites
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈraɪts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈraɪts//
past simple rewrote
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈrəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈroʊt//
past participle rewritten
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈrɪtn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈrɪtn//
-ing form rewriting
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈraɪtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈraɪtɪŋ//
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rewrite something to write something again in a different way, usually in order to improve it or because there is some new information I intend to rewrite the story for younger children. This essay will have to be completely rewritten. an attempt to rewrite history (= to present historical events in a way that shows or proves what you want them to)

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