rephrase

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rephrase express the same message in different words
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Quotations

  • Lily Tomlin
    Lily%20Tomlin
    “If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?”

Usage

In literature:

You must also be prepared to rephrase and remold some of the points in order to get at the most important aspects of the case.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
But, even allowing for that, it is a rephrasing rather than a translation.
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
Now I'm going to rephrase Judge Janiver's question, and I'll expect you to answer truthfully.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
Very carefully now he rephrased his question.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
He had to rephrase the question and repeat it several times before the dawn man understood.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
The bricklayer chairman phrased and rephrased to himself his introduction for the next speaker, one of the negro miners.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
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In news:

See Hedwig's angry inch—wait, let me rephrase that—Hedwig AND the Angry Inch—live at Ear X-tacy tonight.
Well, let me rephrase that.
Ok, let me rephrase that because there's no way to stop ridicule, judgment, and gossip in the world.
Maybe that ought to be rephrased as "Are you having more difficulty with bargaining than usual".
Maybe I should rephrase that.
Let me rephrase that to make it more simple: No matter who you are or what you do, you should be squatting as part of your exercise or training program.
To rephrase a slogan from an earlier phase of feminism, a man needs unflattering data like a fish needs a bicycle.
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In science:

We can now rephrase our definition of an A-overalgebra: it is an A-set Q, together with an A-operation ωQ over ωA for every basic operation ω on A.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
We will rephrase the properties given in in this context.
Twisted superYangians and their representations
This notation conveniently rephrases the problem.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
Under some simplifying conditions the string problem can be rephrased to fit the present formalism.
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
Grone (), which we rephrase in the following proposition.
Box-shaped matrices and the defining ideal of certain blowup surfaces
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