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Definition of paraphrase verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] paraphrase (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they paraphrase
he / she / it paraphrases
past simple paraphrased
-ing form paraphrasing
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to express what someone has said or written using different words, especially in order to make it easier to understand Try to paraphrase the question before you answer it.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: paraphrase

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