paraphrase (n.) Look up paraphrase at Dictionary.com
1540s, from Middle French paraphrase (1520s), from Latin paraphrasis "a paraphrase," from Greek paraphrasis "a free rendering," from paraphrazein "to tell in other words," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + phrazein "to tell" (see phrase (n.)).
paraphrase (v.) Look up paraphrase at Dictionary.com
c.1600, from paraphrase (n.) or from French paraphraser. Related: Paraphrased; paraphrasing.