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paraphrase

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paraphrasepar‧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.
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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.
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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.
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Verb table
paraphrase
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyparaphrase
he, she, itparaphrases
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyparaphrased
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave paraphrased
he, she, ithas paraphrased
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad paraphrased
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill paraphrase
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have paraphrased
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam paraphrasing
he, she, itis paraphrasing
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you, we, theyare paraphrasing
Past
I, he, she, itwas paraphrasing
you, we, theywere paraphrasing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been paraphrasing
he, she, ithas been paraphrasing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been paraphrasing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be paraphrasing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been paraphrasing
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