restate




When you say something again, you restate it. If you give a speech, you might decide to express your main idea at the beginning and then restate it a second time, near the end.

Often when you restate something, you say it in a slightly different, perhaps clearer way, with the intention of really getting your point across. A teacher might sweetly ask her class to come in from recess, and then restate her request five minutes later by saying, “If you aren’t inside when I count to 30, there will be no recess tomorrow!” The verb restate combines the prefix re-, “again” in Latin, and state.

Definitions of restate
  1. verb

    to say, state, or perform again

    synonyms:
    ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, retell
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    perseverate

    psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus
    ditto

    repeat an action or statement
    dwell, harp

    come back to
    interpret, render, translate

    restate (words) from one language into another language
    paraphrase, rephrase, reword

    express the same message in different words
    resume, sum up, summarise, summarize

    give a summary (of)
    cite, quote

    repeat a passage from
    retranslate

    translate again
    mistranslate

    translate incorrectly
    gloss

    provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
    Latinize

    translate into Latin
    translate

    express, as in simple and less technical language
    abstract

    give an abstract (of)
    precis

    make a summary (of)
    docket

    make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
    recap, recapitulate

    summarize briefly
    misquote

    quote incorrectly
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    tell

    let something be known

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