Synonyms for paraphrase

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : par-uh-freyz
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌfreɪz

Top 10 synonyms for paraphrase Other synonyms for the word paraphrase

Définition of paraphrase

Origin :
  • 1540s, from Middle French paraphrase (1520s), from Latin paraphrasis "a paraphrase," from Greek paraphrasis "a free rendering," from paraphrazein "to tell in other words," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + phrazein "to tell" (see phrase (n.)).
  • noun translation, interpretation
  • verb interpret, translate
Example sentences :
  • It was really only a paraphrase of the old story of the grub and the butterfly.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • The paraphrase which has just been given of it goes beyond the actual words of Plato.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • “She is so nervous,” Maria said loyally, but her paraphrase availed nothing.
  • Extract from : « Olive in Italy » by Moray Dalton
  • "It was a paraphrase," he answered, the smile still upon his face.
  • Extract from : « St. Cuthbert's » by Robert E. Knowles
  • He is not disturbed by the diversity of methods exhibited in the Paraphrase.
  • Extract from : « Early Theories of Translation » by Flora Ross Amos
  • This paragraph is in part a paraphrase of "The Great Apostasy," 10:21, 22.
  • Extract from : « Jesus the Christ » by James Edward Talmage
  • A man may weep and weep, to paraphrase Shakespeare, "and be a villain!"
  • Extract from : « South American Fights and Fighters » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • He can play the Liszt Don Juan paraphrase faster than any machine in existence.
  • Extract from : « Old Fogy » by James Huneker
  • It was founded on Cædmon's paraphrase of the book of Genesis.
  • Extract from : « The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07 » by Various
  • All the other impressions are—to paraphrase Thnard—embroideries on this.
  • Extract from : « The Pools of Silence » by H. de Vere Stacpoole

Antonyms for paraphrase

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