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ˈpær əˌfreɪzpara·phrase

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.6 / 5 votes

  1. paraphrase

    To quote is to give an author's words, either exactly, as in direct quotation, or in substance, as in indirect quotation; to cite is, etymologically, to call up a passage, as a witness is summoned. In citing a passage its exact location by chapter, page, or otherwise, must be given, so that it can be promptly called into evidence; in quoting, the location may or may not be given, but the words or substance of the passage must be given. In citing, neither the author's words nor his thought may be given, but simply the reference to the location where they may be found. To quote, in the proper sense, is to give credit to the author whose words are employed. To paraphrase is to state an author's thought more freely than in indirect quotation, keeping the substance of thought and the order of statement, but changing the language, and commonly interweaving more or less explanatory matter as if part of the original writing. One may paraphrase a work with worthy motive for homiletic, devotional, or other purposes (as in the metrical versions of the Psalms), or he may plagiarize atrociously in the form of paraphrase, appropriating all that is valuable in another's thought, with the hope of escaping detection by change of phrase. To plagiarize is to quote without credit, appropriating another's words or thought as one's own. To recite or repeat is usually to quote orally, tho recite is applied in legal phrase to a particular statement of facts which is not a quotation; a kindred use obtains in ordinary speech; as, to recite one's misfortunes.

    Synonyms:
    cite, excerpt, extract, plagiarize, quote, recite, repeat

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. paraphrase, paraphrasisverb

    rewording for the purpose of clarification

    Synonyms:
    paraphrasis

  2. paraphrase, rephrase, rewordverb

    express the same message in different words

    Synonyms:
    rephrase, reword

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. paraphrasenoun

    Synonyms:
    explanation (by amplifying), exposition

  2. paraphrasenoun

    Synonyms:
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How to use paraphrase in a sentence?

  1. Shaquille ONeal:

    N.B. This quotation is a paraphrase of a much older quote by Aristotle, which see.

  2. Kenneth Tynan:

    At its best drama delightfully informs.. This may be a paraphrase but I think it captures the essence of what he said; provided he did say it and I'm not imagining things.

  3. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

    Not on my watch, i will never be in a situation where when someone comes for anyone that there will be no one left to speak for me because I did not speak up. That is a paraphrase of a poem that is on the walls of the United States Holocaust Museum.

  4. Kris Vosburgh:

    The public has turned sour on this plan but the governor, to paraphrase Admiral Farragut, has taken a position of 'damn the people, full speed ahead'.

  5. Patrick Marsh:

    To paraphrase a Danish proverb, it's dangerous to make seasonal tornado predictions, especially about the future.


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