AskDefine | Define rewrite

Dictionary Definition

rewrite n : something that has been written again; "the rewrite was much better" [syn: revision, rescript]


1 write differently; alter the writing of; "The student rewrote his thesis"
2 rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose; "re-write a play for use in schools" [also: rewrote, rewritten]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ɻi'ɻaɪt/
    Rhymes: -aɪt


  1. Something that has been written again.


  1. To write again.

Derived terms


Extensive Definition

Rewrite may refer to one of the following:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amend, amendment, blue-pencil, copy, copy out, correct, correction, draft, draw up, edit, editing, emend, emendate, emendation, enface, engross, inscribe, make a recension, make out, pen, pencil, push the pen, put in writing, recense, recension, record, rectification, rectify, redact, redaction, redraft, rescript, rescription, revamp, revampment, revisal, revise, revised edition, revision, rework, rewriting, scribe, scrive, scroll, spill ink, spoil paper, superscribe, trace, transcribe, type, work over, write, write down, write out
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