'In other words' Synonyms

In other words, to rephrase it, put it another way or put it this way are used to repeat what has been recently said, typically in a simpler or more direct way

You can use the following expressions to repeat what has been recently said, typically in a simpler or more direct way:

  • in other words
  • to rephrase it
  • to put it in another way
  • let me put it this way
  • another way to say it
  • to put it differently
  • just to reiterate

Be aware that we typically add a comma after "in other words" and other introductory expressions at the start of a sentence.

Examples

  • Many marriages fail. In other words, think twice before getting married.
  • Repeat once, then rephrase it so that the audience can understand you.
  • Let me rephrase it by saying that most poor countries need our help.
  • I don't understand it. Can you put it another way?
  • Let me put it this way, if you don't start studying right now, you won't pass the exam.
  • All this is just another way to say that you are wrong.
  • To put it differently, avoid dating this guy at all costs.

Alternatives

Instead of repeating the same idea with different words, you can be more specific or give further details about something you have just said by using the term namely or one of its synonyms.

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