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paraphraseparaphrase2 ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 ALSLa statement that expresses in a shorter, clearer, or different way what someone has said or writtensummary
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paraphraseA paraphrase usually substantially changes the language of the original, because all that matters is that the idea is conveyed.A brutal summary and paraphrase of this follows.In fact, the optimally relevant interpretation may be a summary rather than an exact paraphrase.Can we even identify, for paraphrase purposes, what the underlying meaning is?Longobardi provides Leibniz with accurate translations or paraphrases of the Analects passages cited above.This structure of absence and intrusion corresponds to de Man's blend of quotation, paraphrase and commentary in Allegories of Reading.These are only rough paraphrases, and we leave the finer details to the brave reader.This paraphrase of Paul's words in Ephesians 4:26 guaranteed they not only resolved conflicts but also gave and received forgiveness.