See also: Paraphrase and paraphrasé
From Middle French paraphrase.
paraphrase (countable and uncountable, plural paraphrases)
- A restatement of a text in different words, often to clarify meaning.
- (Scotland) One of a certain number of Scripture passages turned into verse for use in the service of praise.
restatement of a text
- Etymology of translation
paraphrase (third-person singular simple present paraphrases, present participle paraphrasing, simple past and past participle paraphrased)
- (transitive, intransitive) To restate something as, or to compose a paraphrase.
to compose a paraphrase
- inflection of paraphraser: