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Retell   /ritˈɛl/   Listen
Retell

verb
(past & past part. retold; pres. part. retelling)
1.
Render verbally,.  Synonym: recite.  "Retell a story"
2.
Make into fiction.  Synonyms: fictionalise, fictionalize.
3.
To say, state, or perform again.  Synonyms: ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate.






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"Retell" Quotes from Famous Books



... work of poetic imagination. In some cases, as in the story of the Children of Lir, or that of mac Datho's Boar, or the enchanting tale of King Iubdan and King Fergus, I have done little more than retell the bardic legend with merely a little compression; but in others a certain amount of reshaping has seemed desirable. The object in all cases has been the same, to bring out as clearly as possible for modern readers the beauty and interest which are either ...
— The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland • T. W. Rolleston

... like the stork story is harmless enough for the time being. We have entertained Santa Claus for ages without undermining the morals of our children. And we shall continue to retell the fairy stories, for, although they are not, strictly speaking, "true" stories, they have their place in the life of the child. Why can we not go on, then, as we have done in the ...
— Your Child: Today and Tomorrow • Sidonie Matzner Gruenberg

... No need to retell the tale of his long and harrowing fight for health. There were two sprains of the spine, besides the terrible blows on the head. From land to land, during four years, he passed, pursuing "the phantom of a cup that comes and goes." As a ...
— Charles Sumner Centenary - The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers No. 14 • Archibald H. Grimke



Words linked to "Retell" :   interpret, ditto, summarise, translate, perseverate, render, quote, resume, repeat, summarize, rephrase, dwell, re-create, harp, fictionalize, fictionalise, reword, sum up, tell, restate, paraphrase, cite



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