Part of speech: adverb


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Part of speech: verb

To give the sense of in other words.

Part of speech: noun

An explanatory restatement or free translation of a passage or work.

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Usage examples "paraphrase":

  1. One of the hymns in this collection was the beautiful paraphrase, " Thou art the Way; to Thee alone." - "The Story of Our Hymns", Ernest Edwin Ryden.
  2. Then I thought her eyes twinkled with amusement at her own paraphrase of her father's speech, and she added: Mrs. Callendar and myself will be much honoured indeed, and feel very important in having an officer to attend us. - "Mrs. Falchion, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009.
  3. First, he says,- I paraphrase, since the old terms of moral theology are no longer vivid to us- there comes an attitude of reverent love, of adoration, towards all that is holy, beautiful, or true. - "The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day", Evelyn Underhill.