2. 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.
3. express the same message in different words
4. To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.