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PAR'APHRASE, noun s as z. [Gr. beyond, and phrase.] An explanation of some text or passage in a book, in a more clear and ample manner than is expressed in the words of the author. Such as the paraphrase of the New Testament by Erasmus.

In paraphrase or translation with latitude, the author's words are not so strictly followed as his sense.

PAR'APHRASE, verb transitive To explain, interpret or translate with latitude; to unfold the sense of an author with more clearness and particularity than it is expressed in his own words.

PAR'APHRASE, verb intransitive To interpret or explain amply; to make a paraphrase

Where translation is impracticable, they may paraphrase