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
    type of:
    tell
    let something be known
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