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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparaphrasepar‧a‧phrase1 /ˈpærəfreɪz/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  ALSLto express in a shorter, clearer, or different way what someone has said or writtensummarize To paraphrase Finkelstein, mathematics is a language, like English.→ See Verb table
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paraphraseIf it is not a Minister, please will he paraphrase.Ask them to paraphrase a short story, and they may repeat it verbatim without making changes.To paraphrase an old saying, the water has to be there for the horse to be able to drink.The article only paraphrased Castro's words, and gave no direct quotes.If, however, an existential claim is expressed in such a manner, then it can be paraphrased in terms of valid inference.To paraphrase Jefferson, that means every citizen should receive those services and be capable of using them.This paraphrased perfectly my private plot to forget Charlie Northrup the way everybody else was forgetting him.After frontal damage, the patient may just paraphrase the proverb.Ever since, numerous writers have paraphrased these sentiments, either in their fiction or through their own self-scrutiny.