rephrasing :

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  • n  changing a particular word or phrase
  • v  express the same message in different words

  • MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, rephrasing a statement that he made earlier calling Iranian rioters "dust".
  • No, that's not an accurate rephrasing at all.
  • Not only was her voice strong, but she perfected a technique of rephrasing passagesshe once sang a single line 52 different waysthat drove audiences to rapture.
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  • Tea party threat
    Rephrasing that Republican icon, Ronald Reagan, I say is: There they go again. They being the ultra-right wing of the Republican Party, the tea party.
    Oct. 1, 2013 - Ventura County Star

  • John Brack in The Australian
    Trying to be an unbiased reporter or neutral analyst on a heavily biased television program is incredibly awkward and uncomfortable. Either you end up fighting the host's premises and rephrasing loaded questions, or you are tacitly accepting the... Stuart Rothenberg Washington Times Jun 13, 2009 82717 110308 rephrasing Writing about McCubbin's 1909 oil painting Moonrise, artist Helen Maudsley, wife of another famous Australian artist, John Brack, asks: I am wondering whether McCubbin is deliberately rephrasing conventional impressionism into an Australian genre?...
  • Bayan Northcott in The Australian
    Reviewing that performance in The Independent newspaper, Bayan Northcott praised the soloist's "sovereign technique": "Indeed, Lifschitz seemed so technically secure that he could risk rethinking, rephrasing and re-expressing the music even as he...

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