WORD – 15

Paraphrase .

To paraphrase something means – to repeat it using different wordswithout changing the actual meaning of it.


  • Sometimes parents have to paraphrase many times to make their children understand a point.
  • A good teacher is the one who paraphrases his/her points as many times as it takes for children to understand it correctly.

WHEN and HOW to use this word.

When asking someone to re-explain or re-express something using different words.

Examples .

  • Could you please paraphrase?
  • Thank you for paraphrasing; I have understood it now.