Definition of in other words in US English:

in other words

phrase

  • Expressed in a different way; that is to say.

    • ‘The Minister's ruling, in other words, is not quite the definitive decision it might seem at first.’
    • ‘Yes, she was one of my friends, or in other words: another one of Meena's posses.’
    • ‘What, in other words, could possibly be gained by going over the same data that someone else has analysed?’
    • ‘Galloway, by contrast, was his usual self: in other words, a blustering demagogue.’
    • ‘Where do they meet when you cross them - in other words, what can you cover with them?’
    • ‘So in other words, the tribunal would make the judgment based on the nature of the claim itself.’
    • ‘There is a difference, in other words, between tax minimisation and tax evasion.’
    • ‘What is lost with the passing of network TV, in other words, is the journalism of verification.’
    • ‘Today's woman is closer to today's man - in other words, shaped like a phone box.’
    • ‘There is no such thing, in other words, as a stimulus which produces the same emotional response in everyone.’
    namely, that is to say, that is, to wit, to be specific, specifically, in other words, to put it another way
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