Definition of reword in English:

reword

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Put (something) into different words:

    ‘there is a sound reason for rewording that clause’
    • ‘I did reword it a bit, see if you can tell where my creative genius improved the story, ok?’
    • ‘This led to a movement toward rewording the death penalty statutes to attempt to avoid the inequality in application.’
    • ‘DJ worked until late Thursday night (well, late for a 9 year old), making a cover for his report, rewording the report three or four times, making the cover over again… it's tough being a perfectionist.’
    • ‘Prol has reworded the original post and indicates that it probably won't be archived.’
    • ‘You might still want to reword the material if the context is different enough to justify such alterations, but there's no ethical obligation to do so.’
    • ‘Same story and everything, just reword it and stuff so it sounds more like this chapter, which I find myself liking a lot.’
    • ‘Let me reword my question: assume a commitment has been made to putting TV show titles in quotes…’
    • ‘If I was rewriting, I would reword the post differently to make this clear.’
    • ‘But it appears that the Executive has averted a damaging row with the Church after controversial aspects of the panel's report were reworded to take account of religious sensitivities.’
    • ‘A major international news organisation is not supposed to simply reword press releases from the guilty.’
    • ‘If you do not get the information you are looking for, reword your search.’
    • ‘It may be that this is easier in relation to subordinate as opposed to primary legislation, but it appears to open the door to the possibility of courts rewording statutes.’
    • ‘The site also summarizes and rewords the things he says at various events and press-conferences.’
    • ‘Now, let's reword the sentence from the above mentioned story.’
    • ‘Researchers using Likert scales reword items to identify yeasayers and naysayers.’
    • ‘Suggestions for improvement consist of including more items on the test, using multiple-choice items, and rewording current items for clarity and relevance.’
    • ‘It's a poor review that simply rewords the instruction manual and then adds: ‘Overall, the game is good/bad.’’
    • ‘However, certain questions were reworded slightly to capture differences between respondents' intentions last fall and their actual behavior over the past year.’
    • ‘The difficulty was rewording the discretionary world in a new way for the second half of the century.’
    • ‘After rewording the question to ask if the intimacy of the record is lost on the stage, Adam responds a little more earnestly.’
    rewrite, rephrase, recast, put differently, put another way, put in other words, express differently, redraft, rework, revise, rescript, edit
    paraphrase
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Pronunciation:

reword

/riːˈwəːd/