Definition of restate in US English:

restate

verb

[with object]
  • State (something) again or differently, especially in order to correct or to make more clear or convincing.

    ‘he restated his opposition to abortion’
    as adjective ‘restated earnings’
    • ‘But I am aware that I have just restated the question, not answered it.’
    • ‘However, the Ministry of Defence gave no indication about when troops might withdraw, restating its commitment to ‘continue until the job is done’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And even once they were alleviated, the concerns were continually restated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Clearly, we must restate our conditions to take explicit account of the ways and methods of arriving at belief.’
    • ‘However, some criticised the document for not being more imaginative and said it was restating problems that are common knowledge.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Therefore restating the case for growth is a central part of arguing for the power of humanity to create a better world.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘During his mitigation plea, he restated his claim that he was the victim of a political conspiracy.’
    • ‘For most of the hour, the President only restated his positions from his last term in office.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It goes on and the clear points are restated clearly, but I won't trouble you with resummarizing them.’
    • ‘The congress unequivocally restates the demand for independence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He then restated the party's pledge to tackle poor discipline in the classroom.’
    • ‘But he restated his interest in any other smaller distilleries that could come on to the market.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It merely restated the recommendations of the plan and said that all sectors would have to play their part.’
    enumerate, list, itemize, detail, spell out, set out, present, specify, name, give, describe, delineate, catalogue, recite, rattle off
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Pronunciation

restate

/rēˈstāt//riˈsteɪt/