Definition of restate in English:



  • State (something) again or differently, especially more clearly or convincingly.

    ‘he restated his opposition to abortion’
    • ‘He knew how we were feeling, and he'd been with us long enough to know that we understood the gravity of such a loss without him restating it for us.’
    • ‘At the end of the day the Mayor held a press conference, again restating his reasons for selling off the garden, focusing on the need for more affordable housing in the city.’
    • ‘And even once they were alleviated, the concerns were continually restated.’
    • ‘The rights to information and travel are restated and reaffirmed in the proposal and no court will be able to restrict the rights of any woman to travel abroad.’
    • ‘The leader will this week defy his growing band of critics within the government and the country by publicly restating his intention to stay in power until the next election.’
    • ‘But he restated his interest in any other smaller distilleries that could come on to the market.’
    • ‘The counter-motion makes some concessions to opponents of the war, restating the party's belief that military action should only take place when all diplomatic efforts fail.’
    • ‘Second, it restates the theme of life and forces the mourner to recognize that life must still go on, even though they may feel that it has ended with the loss of the loved one.’
    • ‘The congress unequivocally restates the demand for independence.’
    • ‘For most of the hour, the President only restated his positions from his last term in office.’
    • ‘It merely restated the recommendations of the plan and said that all sectors would have to play their part.’
    • ‘However, the Ministry of Defence gave no indication about when troops might withdraw, restating its commitment to ‘continue until the job is done’.’
    • ‘However, some criticised the document for not being more imaginative and said it was restating problems that are common knowledge.’
    • ‘Therefore restating the case for growth is a central part of arguing for the power of humanity to create a better world.’
    • ‘But I am aware that I have just restated the question, not answered it.’
    • ‘Clearly, we must restate our conditions to take explicit account of the ways and methods of arriving at belief.’
    • ‘Then, instead of attempting to refute it directly, he restates it in significantly different language, setting it in other contexts and suggesting other attitudes or factors that might modify it.’
    • ‘During his mitigation plea, he restated his claim that he was the victim of a political conspiracy.’
    • ‘He then restated the party's pledge to tackle poor discipline in the classroom.’
    • ‘It goes on and the clear points are restated clearly, but I won't trouble you with resummarizing them.’
    enumerate, list, itemize, detail, spell out, set out, present, specify, name, give, describe, delineate, catalogue, recite, rattle off
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