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  • nountranslation, interpretation
  • verbinterpret, translate

synonyms for paraphrase

  • digest
  • explanation
  • rehash
  • rendering
  • rendition
  • rephrasing
  • restatement
  • summary
  • version
See also synonyms for: paraphrasing
  • transcribe
  • rephrase
  • rehash
  • render
  • recapitulate
  • reword
  • restate
  • summarize
  • disambiguate
  • express in other words
  • express in own words
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antonyms for paraphrase

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  • quotation
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How to use paraphrase in a sentence

When Obsessive Loser Duncan Stevens suggested examples for this contest — one of several Shakespeare-centered challenges he’s proposed — I told him that I wanted to stick to modern paraphrases, rather than taking him humorously out of context.
STYLE CONVERSATIONAL WEEK 1433: PRANKS FOR ASKINGPAT MYERSAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A man may weep and weep, to paraphrase Shakespeare, "and be a villain!"
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
The omissions are the most sensible that I have found in a paraphrase.
THE TRANSLATIONS OF BEOWULFCHAUNCEY BREWSTER TINKER
This is not paraphrase; it is sheer misapprehension of the Old English.
THE TRANSLATIONS OF BEOWULFCHAUNCEY BREWSTER TINKER
As the language in which it is written is not easily intelligible, I have added a paraphrase on the opposite pages.
BALLADS OF MYSTERY AND MIRACLE AND FYTTES OF MIRTHFRANK SIDGWICK
Instead of "Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion," we have the paraphrase, "That maketh and transformeth all things."
THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLEE. WALTER MAUNDER
At another time, when doubtful of the safety of his letter, he used the paraphrase, "what we greatly need."
THE SIEGE OF BOSTONALLEN FRENCH
He felt quite sure that Colonel Crofton had never—to use a now familiar paraphrase—heard a shot fired in anger.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
Which was a rather inelegant paraphrase of the classic “Dulce et decorum,” but caught its spirit admirably.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
My reasons for adopting this mode of paraphrase, may be seen in the preface to my translation of Orpheus's Hymns.
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