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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 para·phrase /ˈpærəˌfrez/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·phrase n.  A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; -- opposed to metaphrase.
    In paraphrase, or translation with latitude, the author's words are not so strictly followed as his sense.   --Dryden.
    Excellent paraphrases of the Psalms of David.   --I. Disraeli.
    His sermons a living paraphrase upon his practice.   --Sowth.
    The Targums are also called the Chaldaic or Aramaic Paraphrases.   --Shipley.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·phrase, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paraphrased p. pr. & vb. n. Paraphrasing ] To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.
    We are put to construe and paraphrase our own words.   --Bp. Stillingfleet.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·phrase, v. i. To make a paraphrase.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : rewording for the purpose of clarification [syn: paraphrasis]
      v : express the same message in different words [syn: rephrase,