To tell again, to paraphrase, to tell something one has read or heard.

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  • Retell — Re*tell, v. t. To tell again. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retell — index copy, quote, reaffirm, recapitulate, recite, recount, reiterate, relate (tell) …   Law dictionary

  • retell — 1590s, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + TELL (Cf. tell) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • retell — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • retell — [[t]ri͟ːte̱l[/t]] retells, retelling, retold VERB If you retell a story, you write it, tell it, or present it again, often in a different way from its original form. [V n] Lucilla often asks her sisters to retell the story... [V n] It is a tale… …   English dictionary

  • retell — UK [ˌriːˈtel] / US [ˌrɪˈtel] verb [transitive] Word forms retell : present tense I/you/we/they retell he/she/it retells present participle retelling past tense retold UK [ˌriːˈtəʊld] / US [ˌrɪˈtoʊld] past participle retold to tell a story again… …   English dictionary

  • retell — verb Retell is used with these nouns as the object: ↑story …   Collocations dictionary

  • retell — transitive verb (retold; telling) Date: 1593 1. to tell again or in another form 2. to count again …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retell — v., retold, retelling. * * * …   Universalium

  • retell — Synonyms and related words: allegorize, battologize, fable, fabulize, fictionalize, fill, give an encore, go over, go through, iterate, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, narrate, novelize, pad, practice, reaffirm, reassert, recapitulate, recite,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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