rewrite

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EtymologyEdit

re- +‎ write

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rewrite (plural rewrites)

  1. The act of writing again or anew.
    The film script underwent a rewrite for the European market.
  2. Something that has been written again.

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VerbEdit

rewrite (third-person singular simple present rewrites, present participle rewriting, simple past rewrote, past participle rewritten)

  1. (transitive) To write again, differently; to modify (a piece of writing or music, etc.).
    The editor asked me to rewrite my article for a non-technical audience.
  2. (transitive) To write out again (without changes).

Usage notesEdit

  • The verb "restate" has analogous senses "to state again" and "to rephrase, to state again differently".

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