10/16/11

Paraphrase

Paraphrase

A translation of words for the purpose of making them clearer.
Paraphrase means to reword something to clarify it.

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Para in Latin means "beside of"
Phrase in Latin means "to speak"

Para phrase = beside of speak

An example:

Ben Franklin said: "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

I will paraphrase that and say: "Go to bed early, it’s good for you."

Paraphrase

n. (par´a-fraz), n. to say the same thing in other words;

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.

v. t. 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."  ~ Stillingfleet




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