retell

If you recite your story a second time, you retell it. After they hear about how you actually slipped on a banana peel, your laughing friends may beg you to retell the incident over and over again.

To retell is to reiterate something, or to tell it again. You might retell your favorite joke every time you have a new audience, or you may find yourself having to retell the details of a fender bender you witnessed once the police show up. When a writer takes up an old theme or story to put their own new twist on it, they retell it: "My goal was to retell the classic Cinderella tale in a modern way."

Definitions of retell
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v to say, state, or perform again

Synonyms:
ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate
Types:
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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
Latinise, 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

v make into fiction

Synonyms:
fictionalise, fictionalize
Type of:
re-create
create anew

v render verbally, "recite a poem"

retell a story”
Synonyms:
recite
Type of:
re-create
create anew

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