PARAPHRASE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 verb. to express the connotation of a text or statement in varied terms, frequently for the sake of brevity or clarity. PARAPHRASE: "The professor's tendency to paraphrase was appreciated by students, but not always by his co-workers." Related Psychology Terms COPULA PERCEIVE PARAPHRASIC ERROR VERBIGERATION AUXILIARY VERB INTERROGATIVE CAUSATIVE VERB PARAPHASIA OVERDETERMINATION CAUSATIVE VERB Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PARAPHRASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/paraphrase/ (accessed October 16, 2019).