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rewrite

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrewritere‧write /ˌriːˈraɪt/ ●○○ verb (past tense rewrote /-ˈrəʊt $ -ˈroʊt/, past participle rewritten /-ˈrɪtn/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 WRITEto change something that has been written, especially in order to improve it, or because new information is available syn revise 🔊 I’ll have to rewrite most of the essay.rewrite /ˈriːraɪt/ noun [countable] 🔊 Software packages may need complete rewrites to match new hardware.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
rewriteUsually Woodward would do a first draft, then Bernstein would rewrite it.Had Fernand Braudel lived to see this book republished, he would surely have wanted to rewrite it.Sometimes, without thinking, I almost pick up the pen and start rewriting our campaign literature.They decided to rewrite several accounting policies at Iberian.Again, the rewriting task will require changing tenses.They rescued me from my predicament, and saved me the trouble of rewriting the entire chapter.Perhaps you ought to rewrite the first paragraph to make it a little clearer.I went to my house in Madrid with Nicolas Roeg, the lighting cameraman, and we worked on rewriting the script.
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Verb table
rewrite
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrewrite
he, she, itrewrites
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrewrote
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rewritten
he, she, ithas rewritten
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rewritten
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rewrite
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rewritten
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rewriting
he, she, itis rewriting
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you, we, theyare rewriting
Past
I, he, she, itwas rewriting
you, we, theywere rewriting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rewriting
he, she, ithas been rewriting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rewriting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rewriting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rewriting
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